Sun, Snow and Serene!

4th February 2018

A classic winter day! Great views in all directions. Good snow cover above 600m in the Fannaichs, with very firm snow on recently exposed slopes. However, weaknesses persist in areas of windslab mainly on East to South aspects at higher elevations. And due to a hard frost overnight, that pesky breakable crust exists at lower levels, although it is avoidable.

Good snow cover on the main Fannaich mountains.

North top of Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich, the location for today’s snow profile.

Old cornice line with evidence of previous collapse as old debris noted on the slope below. Minor fresh new build on the edge marked out as a differing colour of snow – evidence of snow drifting from the North-West.

Looking west. From L to R; Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich, Sgurr Mor, Carn na Criche, Meall a’ Chrasgaidh of the Fannaichs and in the distance; Beinn a’ Chlaidheimh, Beinn Dearg Mor and An Teallach.

Looking North to the Beinn Dearg massif.

 

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