A Winter Wonderland

13th March 2020

A glorious cold, blue sky day; plenty of sunshine, great views and good snow cover. But, there is always a’ but’! Hard going breaking trail and there was a persistent fresh to strong SE wind giving a high windchill at higher elevations. Snow was being redistributed onto W to N aspects above 600m forming fresh windslab.

Virtually full snow cover over the Great Wilderness hills of Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair and Sgurr Ban on the right, with Slioch on the left and the Torridon hills behind. Looking from the western Fannaich mountains.

Although there was no precipitation today, fresh windslab was accumulating in wind sheltered lee aspects due to a fresh wind transpoting existing soft surface snow, seen as spindrift in the above two photos.

The main Fannaich mountains of, left to right, Meall a’ Chrasgaidh, Carn na Criche, Sgurr Mor and Sgurr nan Clach Geala.

An Teallach.

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