Monday, March 31, 2014

Buachaille Etive Mor

Stob Dearg, Coire na Tulaich and Lagangarbh.

Large cornices remain above Coire na Tulaich.

A Raven briefly came to inspect me (or potential food.......) 

Stob na Doire NE Face from Stob Dearg.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

Dry and calmer conditions today

Looking North from todays pit site on Meall a Bhuiridh (Creise in foreground)

Looking South West from pit site (Large cornices on Clach Leathad ridge)

Glencoe snow shapers building jumps using new piste machine for the weekend. area has amazing cover over most of mountain.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Colder with squally snow showers

Meall a Bhuiridh and Sron na Creise

Stob Coire nan Lochan

Bidean nam Bian and Stob Coire nam Beith (Note the large cornices)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Thaw conditions today in Glencoe

A fine start to the day but becoming more cloudy later

Wet snow slides and debris below the Coire nan Lochan cliffs

Still some big cornices!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Misty Glencoe

A moist day in Glencoe with poor visability at the Buachaille

The path up to Coire nan Lochan looked uninviting and indeed the layby was very quiet.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Bright, windy day in Glencoe

Obvious redistribution of unconsolidated snow by high winds

Debris from the victim triggered avalanche (Sunday March 23rd 2014) on the 'Flypaper', Meall a Bhuiridh

Snow surface 'alive' with wind transported snow and showing scoured formations

Debris shoot below CrowberryGully 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

A fine day - blue skies but chilly wind

Hard work making the corrie today even on the established track

Widespread wind transportation of snow observed today in Coire nan Lochan

Sun-balling above the East face of Aonach Dubh

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

Winter returns

Snow showers fell above 300 metres.

looking into Stob Coire nan Lochan

White Corries and Meall a Bhuiridh

Sron na Creise

Thursday, March 20, 2014

A stormy day

Overnight, heavy rain at all levels and storm force winds battered the area then colder conditions moved in and this brought fresh snow to Glen Coe - the first for more than a week.

The shoulder of An Sron on the left with Beinn Maol Chaluim 907 metres in the distance.

West face of Aonch Dubh note the waterfall

Beinn Fhada

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Gale force winds

After heavy overnight rain it was mainly dry but very windy

Deer sheltering from the strong winds

Snowpack remains moist and generally above 700 metres 

Coire na Tuliach - old avalanche debris still present in the gorge

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Another wet day as steady rain affected the area at most levels.

A few hooded soles braving the rain

Light accumulations of wet snow above 950 metres - it turned to slush almost immediately.

Poor visibility but note the back rocks at1050 metres.

A brief clearing.

Monday, March 17, 2014

A mild damp day, thawing especially at lower levels but still plenty of snow at higher elevations.

many hillsides have a lot of cascading water due to snow melt

Diminishing moist snowpack at lower levels.

Above 850 metres the snowpack is moist and firm in places.

The sun did try! in between the showers

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Coire Altruim: old avalanche debris

Debris from avalanches that released naturally during thaws of 23 February and 10 March
 are visible in these photos.  

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Another Mild Day.

 Avalanche debris, most likely from cornice collapse, in Choire Odhair-bhig. 

 Plenty of unstable looking sections of cornice remain.