27th February 2018
Scattered snow showers managed to drift across to the west coast leaving a light covering of fresh snow at all levels lying over the existing firm and stable snowpack. The fresh snow thawed at lower levels later in the day as the freezing level rose above the glens. More of the same is forecast.
Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich and Sgurr Mor. Several days of frost has left the rivers and burns at low levels. However, the ground is frozen and paths lethal in places with black ice hidden under a light covering of fresh snow. I nearly broke my neck several times!
Meall Breac, today’s snow profile site, at only 532m, is a lovely viewpoint for observations into the main Fannaich mountains. Occasionally, general observations with a good pair of binos from a strategic location is more productive – assuming good visibility of course!
3 Munros in the northern Fannaich mountains. Reasonable snow cover above 700 metres and good looking icefalls noted on the climbs of Sgurr Mor and Carn na Criche.
The southern aspects of the Beinn Dearg range.
The next snow shower moves across the watershed of Loch Droma on the Dirrie.and Loch Glascarnoch behind. The Met Office has a semi automatic weather station (SAWS) at the west end of Loch Glascarnoch, producing useful hourly information.
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