Dark Skies to the South

19th January 2021

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It was a cool settled day in Lochaber. Dark watery skies to the South would have been the Northern edge of Storm Christoph which looks like it is giving a wet day in Southern Scotland and Northern England.
Over the past few the snowpack has been slowly building in Lochaber with cornices, for example, looking slightly larger than they were last week. However, the difference is not too dramatic.

Moody lighting on Aonach Mor around the middle of the day. 

The top of Easy Gully. The cornices have grown a bit since I was last passing this way four days ago. Photos taken from similar positions to this and to the top photo can be seen in the blog post from the 15th https://lochaberblog.sais.gov.uk/2021/01/approaching-from-the-west/

One of the locals out enjoying the quiet pistes. 

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