Make hay while the sun shines

18th March 2024

A glorious day in the Northern Cairngorms taking full advantage of the weather before things turn more unsettled once again.  A glut of photos to give you a good idea of where there is and is not snow. The existing snowpack is soft in most locations, with the exception of high shady locations where it remains firm. Another very mild evening is forecasted before freezing levels start to follow a downward trend once again.

Above: The obvious ‘v’ notch of the Lairig Ghru with the Cairn Gorm plateau on the left and Braeriach plateau on the right.

Above: Looking up underneath the Trident Gully area where ‘droopy’ cornices are still hanging on. 

Above: Càrn Etchachan and Shelter Stone crags. 

Above: Looking towards Ben Macdui where snow cover is most expansive. 

Above: the South-Western flank of Cairn Gorm and SH 1082m.

Above: Creagan a’choice Etchachan (1108m) & Derry Cairngorm (1155m) behind. A glimpse into the Southern Cairngorm area. 

Above: Derry Cairngorm et al. 

Above: Wouldn’t be a Northern Cairngorms blog post without our beloved favourite – Coire an t-Sneachda. 

Comments on this post

  • Roy
    18th March 2024 7:45 pm

    That looks like a dramatic change in snow cover since I was up round the Northern Corries on Saturday!

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