The dark side of Beinn Eighe

1st March 2021

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This blog is intended to provide hazard and mountain condition information to help plan safer mountain trips.

A spring day in Torridon with long sunny spells and very light winds.

(Above) Our local hill, Creag Dhubh (900m) showing good snow coverage on North-East and East aspects above 800m.

Having spent yesterday on the southern side on Beinn Eighe, I was curious to see what the ‘other’ side looked like.  The photo is taken from the summit of Meall a’Ghiuthais (887m) looking south – sorry it’s a bit dark (the sun was in the wrong place).

(Above) Ruadh-stac Beag (896m) in the foreground with the skyline of Beinn Eighe behind.  Largest snow patches clearly visible above 800m on North-West, North and North-East aspects.

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