A brilliant day.
19th March 2018
A firm snow pack first thing this morning with azure blue skies and light East-North-EastÂ winds. The sun shone brightly and the snow surface softened on sun exposed aspects.
There are still some overhanging cornices which may drop off with the warming sun.
Torridon is famed for its ridge walking,Â winter mountaineering and wonderful summer rock climbingÂ but not so well known for ski touring. However, today Dave from Aberdeen was skiing in the coire. The snow surface was firm and crispy this morning and ski crampons may have been beneficial to supplement ski-mountaineering skins in ascent. By mid-morning the snow surface had softened on Southerly sun exposed aspects giving some nice turns. Dave said ” I have just returned from the Alps last week, but none of it was as great as today, fantastic snow!”
Liathach in nice winter condition.
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