Saturday, March 31, 2012

Fine again

      Meall a Bhuiridh ski area from Blackrock cottage top of Flypaper and Spring Run visible.
                                     Hangliders with Buachaille Etive Mor in the background.
                                                      Remaining snow on Creise.

Cooler conditions overnight gave way to a fine spring day. Looks like it could be a bit colder early next week with the return of more Wintery conditions

Friday, March 30, 2012

Another fine day but becoming colder

                                                               Buachaille Etive Mor
                                                  Looking up to Stob Coire Nan Lochan
                                              South East ridge of Stob Coire Sgreamhach

High pressure declining slowly. Becoming much colder than of late but mainly dry. Old snow patches may well be firm and icy with some potentially serious run outs onto rocks.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sunny again

                                                             Looking West down the glen
                                                             Aonach Eagach looking East

 Outlook for Friday is for a mild North-Westerly airflow with light rain at times. Remaining patchy snow     is in the higher North and East facing corries where snow stability is generally good.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Coire Gabhail

Head of Coire Gabhail.

Stob Coire Sgreamhach (left) and Bidean nam Bian East slopes

Bidean nam Bian East slopes.

Stob Coire Sgreamhach East slopes.

Bidean nam Bian from Stob Coire Sgreamhach.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Cloudy but dry.

 A hazy morning with areas of cloud floating about, in this case over Buachille Etive Mor.

 The cloud came in by the time I got up to some snow. 

 In some areas the surface of the snow has quite a lot of dead grass, dust and other derbis lying on it. The lines on the centre right are caused by people doing standing glissades down the snow. 

The remaining snowpack consists of large damp melt freeze grains (the grid in the background is 3mm)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Buachaille Etive Mor

Stob Dearg and Coire na Tulaich

Coire na Tulaich

Stob na Doire

Stob na Broige (back) and Stob Coire Altruim

 Stob Dearg SW slopes

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

After the rain stopped

It started to clear around mid-day summit temperatures were plus 2 degrees.

High pressure will bring dry settled weather to the area with light South-Westerly winds, the freezing level rising to well above the summits. Only patchy snow cover is left mainly above 900 metres.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Wet and Windy

Overnight, some snow showers developed mainly above 900 metres but during the day the freezing level slowly rose to above the summits. The rain got progressively more persistent during the course of the day which was accompanied by strong South-Westerly winds.
Looking towards the Lost Valley and below into Stob Coire.

The rain is forecast to continue through today and tomorrow with strong West-South-Westerly winds. The freezing level, rising to 2000 metres with summit temperatures at around plus 4 degrees Celsius.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

A mostly sunny day.

3 Sister's of Glencoe 

Firm but limited snow in the higher North facing corries

Stob Dearg 1022 metres

Friday, March 16, 2012

Remaining snowpack

 The White Coires ski area down to strips of snow.

Looking over to Sron na Creise

Looking up towards Stob Coire nan Lochan.

Thursday, March 15, 2012