Fresh Snow

7th March 2018

There is a reasonable covering of fresh snow from yesterday and overnight, with the snowline around 250m, lower inland. However, a slow thaw today below 600 metres and combined with the effects of the sun, the fresh snow at lower levels ‘burnt off’. Remaining very wintry at higher elevations with some significant fresh snow drifts on Westerly aspects.

Looking north from the slopes of Meall a’ Ghiuthais to the snowfields of (from left to right) Slioch, the Fannaichs and Fionn Bheinn.

The snowy north face of the North Top of Meall a’ Ghiuthais (887m). Most of the snow is the old firm snowpack.

I wasn’t the first up the mountain path this morning – Pine Marten tracks.

Low cloud rolling off the plateau in a light SE wind. The cloud is formed in a layer of cold moist air.

 

Looking into the northern aspects of Beinn Eighe with thickening cloud approaching from the south.

 

Comments on this post

  • Sophie Grace
    8th March 2018 10:26 am

    Thanks, beautiful pictures. And how exciting to see Pine Marten tracks. Do you see those often?

    • torridonadmin
      8th March 2018 1:56 pm

      Hi Sophie. Thanks for your kind comment. Pine Martens are locally common around here due to their favourite habitat of native Pinewwods and the fact that we are part of a national nature reserve. However, seeing them is a different matter and isn’t that common. So tracks in the snow is the next best.

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