Welcome to Season 2019-20!

13th December 2019

Friday the 13th and another Tory government, but the Torridon winter marches on!

This winter seems to be following a similar pattern to previous ones; fickle. We had good winter conditions through the first half of November which gradually thawed and all but disappeared by end of the month.

Recently, colder conditions has encouraged a bit more snow to return to our mountains in the North West, but with no great depth to it.

However, we will look forward to good winter season and thank you all in advance for following our blog and reading our avalanche forecasts. We also would like to encourage you to leave comments and record any avalanche activity you have observed throughout the season.

The Torridon Team.

Liathach from Glen Torridon as the weather brightened by early afternoon. Shallow snowpack and main snowline is around 450m.

Looking from the flanks of Beinn Eighe SW across Glen Torridon to Ben Damph and Beinn Bhan nearer the coast.

The snow cover in Coire an Laoigh and the site of our snowpack observations today – marked.

East end of the Beinn Eighe ridge – Sgurr nan Fhir Duibhe, 963m.

Evidence of the only other mammal on the hill today – Mountain Hare.

The ‘usual’ view of the east end of Beinn Eighe from near Kinlochewe.



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