1st April 2023
A calm and cool day in the Northern Cairngorms. The existing snowpack was very firm first thing this morning before slowly softening up as the day progressed. Can confirm that the entire snowboarding population were on Cairngorm Mountain today as it was the “first day of the BRITS Slopestyle, Banked Slalom and Rail Jam” – that’s a direct quote because I have no idea what they were doing but it looked fun. Photos show where the snow is and where the snow isn’t. Expect it to firm up overnight once again before slowly softening up tomorrow day time.
Above: Northern Cairngorms from Strathspey. The obvious gap of the Lairig Ghru with Cairn Lochan on the left and the Braeriach massif to the right.
Above: Coire an t-Sneachda (L) and Coire an Lochain (R) seen from Loch Morlich this morning.
Above: Rime and frozen plateau puddles. Beinn a’Chaorainn (1082m) in far distance.
Above: Looking across to Ciste Mhearad and the Eastern flanks of Cairn Gorm.
Above: Looking South along the Easterly flanks of Cnap Coire na Spreidhe with Strath Nethy below.
Above: Looking North along the Eastern flanks of Cnap Coire na Spreidhe with SH 1028 in the distance.
Above: North East aspects of Fiacaill a’choire Chais, Fiacaill Coire an t’Sheachda and Coire an Lochan.
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