Bitterly Cold in the Fannaichs

26th December 2019

Although it was a generally fine and dry day, the strong SE to S winds and freezing level around 900m., there was a high windchill. Occasional light rain and lower cloud fed into the area later in the afternoon. The snow is very firm and consolidated throughout. The newest snow is a thin covering above around 850m. Lowest patches of snow are around 650m.

Looking west from the flanks of Toman Coinnich (Druim Reidh) through the head of Loch a’ Bhraoin to Slioch on the left and the mountains around Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair on the right. Most snow is now confined to the higher tops.

Sgurr Breac and Toman Coinnich on the right; the location for todays snowpack observations.

┬áTodays Christmas quiz. Can you name the 3 Munros and 1 top in this photo of the Fannaich mountains? Answer on tomorrow’s blog.

I’m always impressed with this ‘big sky’ view of the majestic hills behind Loch a’ Bhraoin with the Lochivraon bothy dwarfed in the fore. From left to right; Sgurr Dubh (918m), Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair (1019m.) and Sgurr Ban (989m.).

Cloud cap on Slioch (980m.). Behind and to the left of Slioch is the Torridon summit of Meall a’ Ghiuthais (887m.).

An Teallach.

 

Comments on this post

  • Kishman
    26th December 2019 6:08 pm

    Meall a’ Chrasgaidh,Carn na Criche,Sgurr Mor & Sgur na Clach Geala?

    • torridonadmin
      27th December 2019 1:14 pm

      Hi Kishman. Correct – nice one! And a grand day out to do the round of all 4 peaks. Cheers. Andy

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