15th December 2017

Welcome to the SAIS Torridon Blog of season 2017/18. And as you can see there is plenty of snow! The snowpack has been developing over the past few weeks with snow down to sea level at one point. The current main snow level is around 250 metres, and very patchy below this height. Progress can be very difficult through soft deep snow at the moment, mainly around mid to higher elevations. Localised instabilities exist in the snowpack at higher elevations, mainly in steep sheltered locations.

Early morning wintry showers over the south Torridon mountains. Looking onto the more wind scoured Northern aspects.


Cloud in Coire an Laoigh of Beinn Eighe during the showers. Good snow cover.


Hard going breaking trail on your own! There were a few choice words on occasions.


Multiple natural single point avalanches were noted on the Southern aspects of both Beinn Eighe and Liathach. Probably from previous days sun affected aspects.


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