Cold and Dry

1st December 2021

Today was sort of the opposite of yesterday; cold and dry compared to warm and wet. There was a very slight dusting of fresh snow overnight. With a stiff breeze and a midday temperature of around minus five it was feeling pretty chilly on the tops. However, despite the generally cold temperatures we have been experiencing over the last week or so, the ground did not feel at all frozen today, and there was no ice yet on the Lochans in Coire an Lochan. This is due to a generally mild October and November.

The Aonach Mor summit temperature over the last five days. Although it has has been pretty cold at times, the ground is not at all frozen.

Looking up at the Ben. The photo is a bit hazy due to the light was shining across, but you can see it is not looking very snowy yet. 

Aonach Mor Coire an Lochan. 

The Goose Gully. Note that the older patches of snow are on the left, the opposite to the side it normally drifts in on. That’s because is fell on a Northerly, or a North-Easterly wind. We rarely get much snow in Lochaber when the wind is in that direction, which helps explain the lack of snow in the photo. 

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