Proper Springtime

8th April 2018

Continuing mild (double figure temps at sea level again), with a generally stable spring snowpack. The main snowline is around 700m and reasonably good cover above this height, but becoming patchy at all levels. Some recent cornice collapse noted today in the Fannaichs, triggering a slab avalanche on the scarp slope in one instance. Below are some photos showing the extent of the snowpack in the North West.

The Beinn Dearg range from Ullapool.

The northern Fannaichs.

Creag Dubh, east end of Beinn Eighe above Kinlochewe.

A cloud covered Liathach from Glen Torridon.

A different view of the Torridon giants. From L to R – Lithach, Beinn Eighe (with Coire an Laoigh at its left end), and Meall a’ Ghiuthais on the right.

Comments on this post

  • Lawrence
    8th April 2018 6:53 pm

    I’m guessing it’s not worth a traverse of the liatach tomorrow?

    • torridonadmin
      9th April 2018 12:06 pm

      Hi Lawrence. Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. Liathach is always worth a traverse! Especially if there is a reasonable forecast, traverse from East to West so that you always have the views out to sea. Regards.

  • Lawrence
    9th April 2018 6:10 pm

    No worries I went road biking instead. Thanks for all your reports this season. I’ve had some ace days in Torridon

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