A Glorious Finale!

13th April 2019

Cloudless, plenty sun, but a cool Easterly wind persisted throughout the day. A lovely spring day to finish the season. Yes, this is the last SAIS Torridon post and forecast for this winter.

It’s been an unusual season as long periods of mild weather meant that the snowpack became very depleted at times and no real base developed. But, there were spells of heavy snowfall producing good snow cover and good skiing! Only brief periods of ice formed with most ice climbing out of condition.

Thanks to all for your interest in our blog and forecasts throughout the winter and especially to those that made comments – always appreciated. Here’s hoping for a good winter next season. Enjoy the summer and take advantage of the current good walking conditions – it wont last forever!

Your Torridon Team

Andy, Sandy, Cube, Brian and Keith.

Liathach and Beinn Eighe. Very limited snow cover – but then that’s Spring!

Thought I’d put in a closer view of Liathach and notably, Coire an Laoigh of Beinn Eighe – a well used location for our snowpack observations.

The Achnashellach mountains of (L – R) Fuar Tholl (Mainnrichean Buttress the prow on its right) and Beinn Liath Mhor. Beinn Liath Bheag and Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine in the foreground. Sgorr Ruadh peaking through in the background.

Slioch on the left and the Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair mountain range on the right.

A final view looking down Glen Torridon.


Comments on this post

  • Phil Marsh
    13th April 2019 2:48 pm

    Thank you all involved in the reportage. It is very informative and appreciated.

    • torridonadmin
      14th April 2019 2:33 pm

      Thanks Phil. Have a good summer and tune in again next December.

  • Phil
    13th April 2019 7:22 pm

    Thanks for all your reports and the fabulous pictures.

    • torridonadmin
      14th April 2019 2:32 pm

      Thanks Phil. Have a good summer and tune in again next December.

  • Graham Moffat
    14th April 2019 12:18 am

    Your info over the winter months has been really appreciated and has helped with my own personal plans for the hill trips . I spent today on Slioch , a great walk and the views over the full Torrridon range were superb. Thanks again , to all the team.
    Best wishes , Graham

    • torridonadmin
      14th April 2019 2:31 pm

      Thanks Graham. Have a good summer and tune in again next December.

  • Mark
    14th April 2019 10:47 pm

    Many thanks chaps. Really appreciate your work.

  • Tariq
    21st April 2019 9:47 pm

    Thank you for all the detailed blogs and pictures, which have really influenced my strategy when approaching my day on the hills. Enjoy the summer.

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