Bad Timing!

6th February 2020

A fine dry day, sunny spells, good views, but a cold moist layer of air produced variable cloud around the summits at times and of course had to envelop Toman Coinneach in the Fannaich mountains just before I topped out!

Despite the freezing level generally remaining above the summits, the air temperature was around 0C at 1000m. Little change in the snow cover from yesterday. In some areas, a surface crust had developed.

The construction site that is the Abhainn Cuileig/Loch a’Bhraoin hydro scheme. Summit cloud on Sgurr Breac and Toman Coinneach (the location for todays snowpack obs) in the background.

A’ Chailleach (997m.). Most snow remains on its north to east aspects, generally above 750m.

Red deer at 800m on Druim Reidh which leads to the summit of Toman Coinneach. I was intrigued how they would descend the steep snow slope on the left, but they saw sense and turned back to the right.

The snowless southerly/westerly aspects of Meall a’ Chrasgaidh (934m.) on the left with Carn na Criche, Sgurr Mor and Sgurr nan Clach Geala to the right.

No views – typical…! Cloud descended on the snowless summit of Toman Coinneach (935m.) just before I arrived.

Lenticular clouds above A’ Chailleach. We use Met Office weather forecast data for A’ Chailleach and Mullach an Rathain (Liathach) to produce our avalanche forecasts for the Torridon area.

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