A dusting of new snow

25th February 2023


A spell of light snow during the night has left a dusting of new snow on all aspects above 600 metres.  It was a day of low cloud with occasional glimpses of sunshine.  Once at higher levels and in the main snow line, underfoot conditions are a mix of firm patchy snow, rime ice and in places a breakable crust.  Steep slopes are firm and icy with serious run out potential into rocks below.

A brief view looking South towards the knoll at Stac an Fharaidh.

Rime ice on this post has developed towards the NNW, this indicates the recent wind direction.


A brief view of the weather station on the summit of Cairngorm.

Ski tourers make their way up the summit slopes of Cairngorm.

Views looking towards Coire and Lochain and Lurcher’s gully.

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