22nd March 2017

A lovely spring walk round the back – north – side of Liathach today, following the Coire Dubh Mor footpath from the main car park in Glen Torridon. The Glen is getting ‘busy’ with tourists and the car park had 8 vehicles. The snowpack is pretty shallow and superficial in most places and thawing at the lowest levels but reasonable cover above 800 metres, with some pockets of windslab evident.(Above)  Thin snow cover on the south side of Liathach. Most snow remains above 800m.(Above)  The northern coires of Liathach. Gullies, gully exits, summit ridge flanks and some crag aprons showing accumulations of windslab.(Above)  Looking North-West onto Beinn Dearg (centre), Beinn Alligin (centre left background) and Sail Mhor of Beinn Eighe on the right.(Above) Thin ice and thin snow cover on the crags of Coireag Dubh Mor, Liathach – normally THE ice climbing centre at this time of year!(Above)  The alpine looking Coire na Caime and the Northern Pinnacle ridge of Mullach an Rathain of Liathach. Very wintry looking, but really only a shallow snow cover in most areas.(Above)  Southern aspects of the Beinn Eighe ridge.The usual view of Creag Dhubh, Beinn Eighe early morning. Much of the snow cover at lower levels thawed during the day.

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