28th January 2024

A day of storm force Southerly winds.  Conditions like this make it very challenging, almost impossible to move around in the Cairngorms.  When these winds come from the South they often increase as they sweep across the plateau and down the hillside.  Due to the wind combined with mild temperatures the snowpack is rapidly depleting at all altitudes.  The largest snowfields remain above 800 metres, ribbons of snow below.

Looking towards the Lairig Ghru, with the Braeriach hills to the right.

Clouds hug the mountain tops, this demonstrates storm force winds.

Views of the Northern corries; again the locals face into the strong winds.

Clouds sweep over Coire an Lochain, Lurchers gully can be seen to the right.

The Allt burn is flowing fast from the melting snow.

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