Winter sunshine

31st January 2019

After some overnight snow it was cold, clear and sunny with light winds today – perfect! Finn Bheinn was busy today with ski tourers, telemarkers, walkers and snowshoers.

Debris from 2 small avalanches was observed, both on East aspects and triggered by cornice collapse. Pictures below. Don’t let the nice weather lull you into a false sense of security.

Creag Dubh, Beinn Eighe from Kinlochewe this morning.

Fionn Bheinn from the East.

The South ridge of Sgurr nan Clach Geala with cornices above East-ish aspects.

Liathach left and Beinn Eighe centre.

Looking North-West to the Fisherfield mountains.


Debris from a small cornice triggered avalanche on Creagan nan Laogh.

Avalanche debris on Meall a’ Chaorainn.

Surface hoar. This can form an weak layer if further snow accumulates on it.

Great skiing conditions.

The deer were staying low and are quite well camouflaged.

Comments on this post

  • D. Ross
    31st January 2019 4:07 pm

    Those pictures!!…Fionn Bheinn is good & I have overlooked it! Where is the best place to park a car & what route to ski tour to the top? P.S. I usually do Glen Feshie, or the main C.G plateau, or Glenshee.

    • torridonadmin
      31st January 2019 4:46 pm

      You can either park in the centre of Achnasheen and head up the Allt Achadh na Sine or park about a kilometre East of Achnasheen and follow the track or path through the forest. Once you’re on the mountain you can go almost anywhere.

  • D. Ross
    31st January 2019 6:45 pm

    Many thanks!

  • Jon Eden
    31st January 2019 8:04 pm

    Don’t think I’ve seen Torridon looking like this for a good while. To think not long ago it was bare. A dramatic change!

  • Gary Hodgson
    1st February 2019 4:49 pm

    Fab photos guys and great info. Up in The Torridon area next week. Can’t see there being much sun but snow cover looking brilliant.

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