13th February 2023

A fine day in the Torridon mountains. Early cloud on the higher summits dissipated through the afternoon to give some warm sunshine. However, it felt chilly on the tops. The snow is reduced to lingering patches and slivers with larger areas of snow remaining on some high summits and summit slopes. The snow is thawing at all levels and remains well consolidated and stable with a soft and moist surface layer.

(Above) Early sun on Liathach with cloud hugging the summit of Spidean a’ Choire Leith. Today’s excursion more or less took the right-hand skyline onto Stuic a’ Choire Dhuibh Bhig (915m), the east summit of Liathach.

(Above) Looking west along the Liathch ridge to the snowy pyramid of Spidean a’ Choire Leith (1055m).

(Above) The main ridge of Beinn Eighe.

(Above) A very conspicuous lone Ptarmigan.

(Above) ‘Make like a patch of snow….’

(Above) A unconformity at the boundary of the brown coloured Torridonian Sandstone and the grey angular Quartzite that caps most of the Torridon mountains. This is at 850m on the NE ridge of Stuc a’ Choire Dhuibh Bhig.

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