North-West Highlands at their very best

3rd March 2023

The weather today in Torridon was outstanding. Light North-Easterly winds and by mid-morning a good dose of sunshine to burn off any remaining cloud which had been lingering on the summits.  Today we choose to visit the remote summit of Beinn a Chearcaill (725m) which gave us dramatic 360 views and most importantly great views into the Northern Corries of the Torridonian Giants of Beinn Eighe, Liathach, Beinn Dearg and Beinn Alligin. We were quite surprised how hard and icy the ‘snowless’ ground was above 600m on shady North and East aspects.  The photo below illustrates the underfoot hazards which will be present on many of the Torridon mountains into the weekend and beyond.

Snow cover is very limited on the main Torridon mountains.  The photo below taken from the summit of Beinn a Chearcaill looking across onto the northern aspects of Beinn Dearg.

The summit sandstone plateau of Beinn a Chearcaill provides a stunning foreground to the view across into Coire Mhic Fhearchair.

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