12th March 2024

Limited visibility in the Northern Cairngorms but much lighter winds than forecasted. Generally, the snowpack is slowly softening at most levels which is aiding the consolidation process and this will continue.  Some small amounts of rain are forecasted overnight which will affect cornice stability. Around the high coire rims, cornices are present – various sizes. The freezing level is set to lower around dawn which will improve stability once again.

Above: Coire an Lochain first thing before becoming shrouded in cloud. 

Above: the lone Aladdin’s pinnacle. 

Above: cornice build up near the top of Aladdins Couloir.

Above: A double cornice? Very hard to see where this was but assuming above Crotched Gully. 

Above: plateau conditions. 

Above: a shy grouse. Normally associated with moorland, this chap was wandering at 870m.

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