Coire an t-Sneachda

Davy, Pamela and myself had a very pleasant day out on Patey’s Route in Coire an t-Sneachda. The crux on the day was probably the lower bulge, which is getting a little kicked out.

Pamela above the first bulge

Pamela above the first bulge

The snow/ice conditions in the Northern Cairngorms weren’t quite as good as those further west earlier in the weak with evidence of a deeper facetted layer and the snow a bit less firm and less well bonded.

Davy below the upper crux

Davy below the upper crux

There’s currently excellent cover on the plateau and ski touring looked good especially on sun warmed slopes.

Looking across Coire Domhain

Looking across Coire Domhain

Sunshine throughout the day, no noticeable wind. Terrain frozen at all levels in the morning after a hard frost.