Cloudy and Wet Again

7th March 2019

Light rain in the morning led to showers and bright periods in the afternoon. It was milder than expected (7C in the glens), just freezing on the summits. Fresh snow lying above 800m and some summit snow drifting in the fresh to strong Northerly wind. A thawing snowline around 650m, rising through the day.

The extent of the new snow on the east end of Beinn Eighe first thing this morning.

Brightness appearing in Glen Torridon and Liathach in the afternoon

Unfortunately, most of my time on the hill was wet as this photo shows looking across onto the south Torridon hills. A touch of snow visible on the summit of Sgurr Dubh (782m) on the left.

The snow cover in Coire an Laoigh, Beinn Eighe – mostly shallow with a few deeper drifts in runnels and below ridge crests.

Some ice evident at around 700m from previous colder days, but thawing here with water running behind!

Hello! ‘Rollerballs’ running in the mild conditions, particularly on steep south facing slopes.

Looking SE out of Coire an Laoigh at cloud level. The summits remained in the cloud for most of the day.

A rime covered trig point on Spidean Coire nan Clach (972m), Beinn Eighe and the location for today’s snowpack observations. The rime is forming mainly on North facing objects. 



Comments on this post

  • Sue Cain
    9th March 2019 2:18 pm

    Thanks for this blog… it’s useful, knowledgeable and a bit batty

    We live in Aboyne, with a wee holiday place above Wester Alligin….great for planning our weekend escapes

    Thanks again

    • torridonadmin
      13th March 2019 1:53 pm

      Thanks for your appreciation Sue. We aim to inform and ‘entertain’!

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