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Da kishman


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Re: Attention all Walkers! 2008 Snow Patch Season
Date Posted: 13.13hrs on Wed 10 Sep 08
Also a pic sent to me, of Garbh Coire Mor at 2.Aug last year

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Da kishman


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Re: Attention all Walkers! 2008 Snow Patch Season
Date Posted: 13.20hrs on Wed 10 Sep 08
And just for the craic, a couple of close ups..........!

Attachments: coireanlochaincloseup.jpg (327kB)   feithbuidhecloseup.jpg (354kB)  
firefly


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Re: Attention all Walkers! 2008 Snow Patch Season
Date Posted: 17.15hrs on Wed 10 Sep 08
Good stuff, Da Kishman. winking smiley

I can bring that up-to-date a little. Attached are pictures of Garbh Choire Mhor and Coire Bhrochain from the 8th September.

GCM still in very decent nick, but CB only has another couple of days (if it hasn't already vanished).

Attachments: Garbh Choire Mhor - 8.9.08.jpg (473kB)   Coire Bhrochain - 8.9.08.jpg (541kB)  
jglen


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Re: Attention all Walkers! 2008 Snow Patch Season
Date Posted: 15.10hrs on Thu 11 Sep 08
what are the chances of any of the patches on Macdui surving?


coaster


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Re: Attention all Walkers! 2008 Snow Patch Season
Date Posted: 16.48hrs on Thu 11 Sep 08
Hi jglen.

Only in exceptional years would Ben MacDhuis patches be likely to survive. They are pretty much fully exposed to the summer sunshine and they are certainly small from the pics posted recently.

A very early Autumn snowfall would be the only hope in an average year.

Firefly may well have some recent MacDhui stats........

firefly


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Re: Attention all Walkers! 2008 Snow Patch Season
Date Posted: 18.13hrs on Thu 11 Sep 08
As coaster has said, it's unusual for snow to persist on Macdui. That said, the last time it persisted was 2002 (off the top of my head) I think, at Garbh Uisge Beag. I believe the location was the one in this photograph: [forum.winterhighland.info] but I'll verify that for certain.

If the weather cools down in the second half of September and we get some decent early snow then this patch could well survive, but it's long shot I fancy.

Da kishman


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Re: Attention all Walkers! 2008 Snow Patch Season
Date Posted: 19.44hrs on Thu 11 Sep 08
Agreed - the most likely to survive this year would be the right hand patch in the above photo - although a similar length to the left hand one, the right hand one, though narrow, was still convex and poss. up to 12' deep.
Not a great looking long term forecast for October though.........sorry!

snowpatch95


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Re: Attention all Walkers! 2008 Snow Patch Season
Date Posted: 13.01hrs on Fri 12 Sep 08
I agree that the patches round Macdui are looking fragile.

Do you have a grid ref for the 'right hand patch' referred to in the message above.



jglen


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Re: Attention all Walkers! 2008 Snow Patch Season
Date Posted: 20.30hrs on Fri 12 Sep 08
thanks guys, keep up the good work!

firefly


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Re: Attention all Walkers! 2008 Snow Patch Season
Date Posted: 08.06hrs on Sat 13 Sep 08
snowpatch95 Wrote:
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> I agree that the patches round Macdui are looking
> fragile.
>
> Do you have a grid ref for the 'right hand patch'
> referred to in the message above.
>

The right-hand patch is, I believe, at grid reference NH994010. You must have just missed it in your misty journey last weekend!


Da kishman


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Re: Attention all Walkers! 2008 Snow Patch Season
Date Posted: 10.16hrs on Sat 13 Sep 08
Was out again yesterday - cairngorm-macdui patches have taken quite a hammering, except maybe garbh uisge beag - some photos for comparison
snowy coire - fragments visible with glasses
Macdui east flank - 1 patch left
Garbh Uisge Beag - left patch very fragmented, right still 8' deep
Feith Buidhe - 1 fragmented patch and 2 small 'lumps' both ~3-4' deep

Attachments: snowycoire120908.JPG (182kB)   macduiclose120908.JPG (245kB)   gub120908.JPG (312kB)  
Da kishman


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Re: Attention all Walkers! 2008 Snow Patch Season
Date Posted: 10.21hrs on Sat 13 Sep 08
....and the Feith Buidhe ones; one from the slabs and one from near top of Hells Lum; also Garbh Coire Mor & Coire Bhrochain hanging in there! Still haven't managed to get to Ciste Mhearad........any news?!

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Da kishman


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Re: Attention all Walkers! 2008 Snow Patch Season
Date Posted: 10.23hrs on Sat 13 Sep 08
....and the GCM patch - am I doing something wrong that I seem to be able to attach only 3 images at a time?

Attachments: GCM120908.JPG (174kB)  
snowpatch95


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Re: Attention all Walkers! 2008 Snow Patch Season
Date Posted: 19.53hrs on Sat 13 Sep 08
keep up the good work.thanks firefly for that grid ref. I now have a good idea where that is. Patches are getting a hammering in this mild weather. Forecast for next week is cooler but not sub zero. Da Kishman - attached is a pic of ciste merraid from last sunday ,by far the biggest i encountered- hopefully it will load this time. Garbh coire looks in good nick - would be great if someone would make a trip up there for a closer look. Will try it myself in a couple of weeks

Attachments: Ciste merraid.jpg (816kB)  
Mike_w


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Re: Attention all Walkers! 2008 Snow Patch Season
Date Posted: 20.21hrs on Mon 15 Sep 08
Another Garbh Choire Mhor shot (Lairig Ghru trip yesterday). I think the mist came down by the time I got a look at Coire Bhrochain.





Edited 1 times. Last edit at 20.21hrs Mon 15 Sep 08 by Mike_w.

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