Still drifting …

23rd February 2023

Good visibility this morning gave the opportunity to see that drifting was still evident, moving snow into wind sheltered locations above 900m, mainly in steep places, around coire rims and gully tops.

By contrast, wind exposed locations were stable, firm and icy, with crampons required in many areas.

Runs out are hazardous in these icy wind scoured areas, with many rocks exposed.

Snow drifting onto an East aspect high above Strath Nethy at around 1000m.


Looking at towards Sgòran Dubh Mòr, situated between Glen Feshie and Glen Eanaich, with snow drifting on to a steep East facing aspect.


From left to right; Beinn Mheadoin, Derry Cairngorm and Ben Macdui, showing the wider snow distribution across the Cairngorm Plateau.


Looking into Coire an t-Sneachda and Coire an Lochain.


Crampons required where the old snow is exposed. It’s firm and icy.

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