Monday, December 31, 2012

Drier conditions return after a fairly heavy thaw.

Buachaille Etive Beag

Meall a Bhuiridh and Sron na Creise 

Stob Coire Sgreamhach to Aonach Dubh

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Strong winds and frequent heavy snow showers have affected the area

Stob Coire nam Beith and An t Sron

Stob Dearg Buachaille Etive Mor

Three sisters looking West

Aonach Eagach looking East

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012

A few snowy images of Glen Coe today.

Rain is forecast at all levels tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

West Summit of Bidean man Bian
Colder conditions improved the climbing conditions

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Stob Coire nan Lochan, day 2.

Not much change in Stob Coire an Lochan today. A few snow flurries overnight and through the day gave the cliffs a slightly whiter appearance.

 The crags of Stob Coire nan Lochan.

 Looking up Boomerang Gully.

 Looking back down into the depths of the Glen.

A tasty Christmas treat in the snow. 

Monday, December 24, 2012

Stob Coire nan Lochan

Moist snow today with varying depths in Coire nan Lochan, often deep.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

It was a much milder day with rain at most levels, some sleet and wet snow on the highest summits.

Strong Westerly winds blowing melt water back up.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

The visibility was poor as was the mountain conditions in Glencoe today.

However the ski area managed to stay open!!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The snowpack is firm and generally stable but it was very windy today.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A cold crisp day.

A hard frost refroze the moist snowpack

Monday, December 17, 2012

The cloud base was at around 700 metres for most of the day.

The snow is thawing below 850 metres.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Note the back buttresses compared with Yesterday

Thawing Ice! see yesterday photo

The only ray of sunshine

Saturday, December 15, 2012

West face of Aonach Dubh
Stob Dearg looking into Coire na Tulaich
Stob Dearg showing Great Gully, North Buttres and Crowberry Gully
Ice is starting to thaw

Friday, December 14, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

It was a cold frosty start to the SAIS reporting season.
It has been below freezing for a number of days now which has stabilized the snowpack and left a lot of ice on paths and rocks.