Before the Thaw.

18th February 2018

It was a reasonable if slight cloudy morning. It was good to see plenty of people out enjoying themselves on ski or on foot. Through the afternoon the cloud level crept down the hill, the freezing level crept up the hill and it started to drizzle. There are plenty of substantial cornices about some of which will drop of as the thaw becomes properly established overnight and through tomorrow.

A climber above Central Buttress. There is a way through the cornice out of sight just by the climber. However, the top of many other routes are guarded by substantial cornices.

Stob a Cul Choire. I hope that the cloud would clear and I would get good views back to Aoanach Beag. Unfortunately it didn’t.

However, it did manage to get a bit of a view to the North. 

Weather coming in from the West during the early afternoon.

Comments on this post

  • Mark Figiel
    19th February 2018 12:44 pm

    In your estimation is the amount of snow in the eastern corries of Aonach Mor and below the NE face of Aonach Beag anywhere near the amounts we saw in 2014 and 2015 ?

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