9th March 2020
Beinn Damph – the hill of the stag. At 903 metres it is situated between Upper loch Torridon and Glen Carron. It is classified as a Corbet as it is 11 metres to short to be a Munro. Despite this it is a fine mountain and on clear days gives great views.
The snow pack was quite moist today but never the less higher on the hill it felt quite wintry. The freezing level was around the 750 metre mark this morning and it is shooting up tonight but then lowering again in the early hours to around 550 meters. There will be some softening of the existing snow overnight with any remaining overhanging cornices becoming fragile. Later the snow pack will refreeze and become firmer. There is moderate amounts of snow forecast for tomorrow so we can expect snow drifting in the strong winds. Wind sheltered North to East aspects will mainly be affected by deepening windslab instabilities which will accumulate on steeper terrain tomorrow.
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