Deep snow on the plateau
8th December 2022
- Winter has well and truly arrived in the Cairngorms. Freezing temperatures, with snow at all levels, this gains depth with altitude, especially at plateau levels where it’s often knee deep in lee areas; here windslab is beginning to develop mostly on East to South aspects above 1000 metres. Navigation is tricky due to the combination of deep snow and poor visibility. Accumulations of deep soft snow is forming at the tops of some North facing gullies and coire rims.
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