In Search of Snow

6th January 2017

Today was a total ‘pea souper’ above 350 metres. With a very sparse and depleted snowpack, finding, never mind observing snow proved to be problematical. At the moment, there is high pressure centred more or less due east of Scotland, which creates a warm and moist south-westerly airflow. As has happened, with weather fronts ‘fizzling out’ into the high pressure, this can produce mild, cloudy and drizzly weather in the North West, and particularly on the more coastal mountains. I’m afraid, little change for tomorrow.

Glen Torridon. Liathach is in there somewhere!

The last view of Loch Clair and Coulin before heading into the fog on Beinn Eighe.

Looking into upper Coire an Laoigh, Beinn Eighe – honest! There is a patch of snow up there somewhere.

Some brightness appeared briefly on the way down. Breaks in the cloud developed later on the more inland mountains.

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