Spring Conditions!

15th February 2019

A beautiful day to be out in the Torridon hills Рdry, warm and sunny, although thickening high cloud moved in from the West later in the day. Strengthening Southerly winds were very strong and gusty on the tops at times. The snowpack is generally soft, wet and patchy, with most snow above 800m on North to South-East aspects. 13C in the glen today!

Sunrise on the main Fannaich mountains on the way to ‘work’ this morning.

Liathach from the glen.

Liathach from the tops.

Snow in Coire an Laoigh, Beinn Eighe. Most cornices have either previously collapsed or are well consolidated. Meltwater is eroding the footpath into the coire. The path is overdue for some maintenance!

Some views from the summit of Spidean Coire nan Clach, Beinn Eighe. Above – the view West along the Beinn Eighe ridge to Ruadh-stac Mor, Beinn Alligin, Liathach, Beinn Bhan and Beinn Damh.

Looking North over the Corbetts of Ruadh-stac Beag and Meall a’ Ghuithais onto Slioch and the Fisherfield mountains.

Looking NE along the Beinn Eighe ridge to the Fannaich mountains and Fionn Bheinn behind Sgurr nan Fhir Duibhe and the Black Carls. Ullapool Beinn Dearg is distant left.

 

Comments on this post

  • Aviemoron
    15th February 2019 6:46 pm

    Stunning sharp and Inspiring photos.
    Must also be ideal temps for a wee round in the Celtic Jungle?

    • torridonadmin
      16th February 2019 1:09 pm

      Thanks for that. As I’ve said before, it’s easy to take good photos in a Torridon landscape. Apparently, it was bordering on too hot for the bouldering!

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