Bright Morning

20th March 2023

After a sunny and cold start to the day, thickening cloud spread north bringing a lowering cloud base and light rain by midday into the southern part of the Torridon forecast area. A dusting of fresh overnight snow was obvious on the higher summits, generally above 750m. However in the mild temps, (11C in Torridon village), the fresh snow visibly melted, particularly on the south aspects.

(Above) A view from the west of the W and NW aspects of Beinn Alligin on the left and Liathach (Mullach an Rathain) on the right. And a classic erratic in the foreground – a sandstone block sitting on a Lewisian Gneiss bedrock.

(Above 2 photos) Mullach an Rathain  and Upper Loch Torridon. A dusting of fresh snow on the higher summits. Most snow remains above 800m particularly on the more shaded Northerly aspects.

(Above) Little evidence of snow on the S and SE aspects of Beinn Alligin.

(Above 2 photos) Beinn Bhan of the Applecross hills. Again, only slivers and small patches of snow remains. Clouding over by midday.

(Above) Sgurr a’ Chaorachain of the Applecross hills. The fresh overnight snow is rapidly thawing. Light rain and drizzle moving in from the south.


Comments on this post

  • Winkelle O’Neale
    20th March 2023 6:06 pm

    Where were you in that first photo? Somewhere near An Ruadh mheallan off the road to Diabaig? If so I didn’t see you.

    • torridonadmin
      21st March 2023 1:28 pm

      Hi Winkie. No, I was just above the Diabaig road at the coll of Bealach Gaoithe, not far from the viewpoint. Lovely spot. You didn’t see me ’cause I was in stealth mode….

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