Wet and Windy

21st February 2023

A very wet and blustery day. As forecast, the rain and wind arrived overnight.  The mountains this morning were shrouded in cloud. The heavy rain did become more showery during the morning and we were able to enjoy a few, isolated but very welcome bright spells.

The snow cover in Torridon was also hiding today. After a persistent search, we found some of the remaining snow patches on North to East aspects above 800 metres.

The forecast is for the winds to ease and become North-Westerlies. The freezing level will also drop to around 700 metres and the rain to turn wintery with snowfall.

A very welcome return to winter.


The view of Llathach this morning.

Hoods up and heads down! 

Patchy old snowpack at around 800 metres in Coire Laoigh, Beinn Eighe.

A good day for new trousers!

The old and wet snowpack is an ideal test environment for Gore-Tex gloves.

One of the brighter spells, with Llathach starting to emerge.

There was quite a lot of water on the hill today.

Almost there! – Llathach emerging from the cloud.


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