A round of the Northern Cairngorms

22nd February 2024

In between the maelstrom of spindrift squalls in the morning, it turned out to be a very pleasant day in the Cairngorms.  What was a very black, spring like picture yesterday has been transformed once again into something that resembles a winter environment. The plateau’s are generally wind scoured and frozen with wind sheltered locations collecting the newly transported snow.  It does give the appearance that the Western fringes of our area (i.e. the Glen Feshie and the Braeriach massif) has caught greater amounts of snow than areas further East (i.e Cairn Gorm).

Above: a welcome return to winter.

Above: Coire an Lochain.  Significant amounts of drifting snow piling into North-East aspects.

Above: Looking west towards the North-East flank of Sròn na Lairige and the Sgòran’s behind.

Above: Exit of ‘The Vent’ in Coire an Lochain.

Above: Fiacaill Buttress & Fiacaill a’Coire an t-Sneachda.

Above: Coire rim above the Trident Gully exits.  Cornices in the making …

Above:  Beinn Mheadhoin

Comments on this post

  • Roger Evans
    23rd February 2024 8:33 pm

    Stunning shots today…why ever leave the UK when they are places like this to visit?

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