Warm, but Chilly on the High Tops!
22nd March 2022
Another cracker of a spring day. Very warm, but a moderate to fresh breeze across the tops gave pleasant walking – with hat, gloves and jacket…!
Little change observed and forecast for the snow cover. It will remain generally well bonded and stable throughout with widespread surface softening through the day, especially on sunny aspects, Firmer snow will be found on steep shaded North-West and North aspects at higher elevations. There is a patchy snow distribution generally and many hillsides are bare.(Above) Patchy snow cover on Druim Reidh leading to the summit of Toman Coinnich which was the main location for today’s observations. I walked to the summit (935m) without setting foot on snow…..! The NW face of Sgurr Breac is on the left.(Above) A’ Chailleach above the frozen loch of Toll an Lochain coire. Most snow in our forecast area remains on N through East to South-East aspects, mainly above 800m.(Above) The summit of A’ Chailleach with a hazy Beinn Eighe in the left distance and Sgurr Ban in the background to the right of the summit.(Above) The shady NW face of Sgurr Breac still holding snow compared to the bare and sunny SW side of the mountain. Sgurr nan Clach Geala is the snowy hill in the left background, with the bare tops of Carn na Criche and Meall a’ Chrasgaidh left again.
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