15th March 2023

The summits were clear first thing this morning but the cloud soon thickened and descended giving a rather grey day on the tops. The weather was good otherwise; cold, dry and light to moderate winds. The snowpack is very variable with windslab, soft unconsolidated snow, breakable crust and firm snow all present and often in close proximity on the same aspect.

A big change forecast for tomorrow with the freezing level rising above the summits with snow turning to rain at all levels.

Slioch this morning before being enveloped in cloud.

Creag Dhubh, Beinn Eighe.


Low cloud in Coire nan Laogh, Beinn Alligin.

Looking down to Loch Torridon from Beinn Alligin.

Beinn Dearg (left), Beinn Eighe (centre) catching some brightness, and Liathach (right).

Comments on this post

  • Arun Sharma
    16th March 2023 8:08 am

    Thanks very much for your reports and blogs.
    Exactly as you describe on Creag Dhubh (Beinn Eighe) yesterday 15th.
    My first experience of such variable snow pack in close proximity including the occasional really hard patch on steep ground.
    And the wind slab breaking away at the top on the west facing slope, fascinating how these things form.
    Much appreciation to the team for your service

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