Oh For a Pair of Snowshoes – Again!

14th January 2017

Light snowfall overnight added to the snowpack and rising temperatures through the day made it hard going at lower levels in ‘heavy’ snow. Most of the present snow cover is really only superficial, so the forthcoming thaw will see the snowpack noticeably diminish. The ice that has formed recently will not outlast the prolonged warm spell.

The ‘usual’ view of Liathach.

Toll a Meitheach, south side of Liathach – the aspect holding the most snow.

Three Munros and a Corbett. The Torridon south hills. L to R; Sgorr nan Lochain Uaine (871m) Beinn Liath Mhor (926m) Sgorr Ruadh (962m) Maol chean Dearg (933m). The aspect that holds least snow.

An obvious layer of unconsolidated graupel within the snowpack, some of which ‘poured’ out when exposed.

The largest graupel ‘grains’ were around 3-4mm in size.

The ‘usual’ view of Creag Dhubh, Beinn Eighe.

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