Oh For a Pair of Snowshoes!

13th January 2017

Storm force winds and snow overnight left the mountains looking wintry on the lee aspects, but they remain scoured on the windward sides. Snow is lying down to the road. However, most snow lies at mid to lower levels with some deep drifts to negotiate today! Water ice is building nicely on the crags, but the weather is becoming milder again from tomorrow night onwards.

No prizes for working out the windward and lee aspects on Creag Dhubh, Beinn Eighe.

Liathach, southern (lee) aspects, just before one of the most intense wintry showers of the day enveloped it.

Southern aspects of Beinn Eighe. Scoured areas despite the aspect as wind is funnelled between Liathach and Beinn Eighe and whips across this side of the mountain. Cross loading is obvious in some of the gully lines.

Ice is starting to form, although there is still a lot of running water.

I forgot ma dookers. Needless to say, I avoided this stepping stone crossing!

An all too brief ‘quiet’ spell with views to the north through Beinn Dearg to Beinn an Eoin.

Ice forming on the climbs of Choire Dhuibh Bhig, Liathach.


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