Saturday, 19 January 2008
Conditions in the Cairngorms today.
Today's photo is of the avalanche service examining a weak layer below the snow surface on the South-East side of Cairngorm.
After yesterday's brief thaw temperatures on the summit of Cairngorm have dropped again to well below freezing, we also had some fresh snowfall overnight. There was quite a high wind chill with the strong winds and last night summit weather station readings reached a peak of 132 mph. There is still plenty of snow left in the corries and ski area and the snow is re-freezing again, all good for improving climbing conditions