Cold and clear

15th April 2023

A sparkling start with clear skies and as the sun came out it warmed up nicely. It has been a super day in the glens and on the summits. The sparse snow pack is well consolidated and generally stable. There has been some surface softening but there is still firm stable snow underneath. The car parks are busy and there were lots of people out walking in the hills.

This is our last blog report from our SAIS Torridon team for this 22/23 winter season… we look forward to returning in mid December 2023.

The path repair and erosion control work is making good progress on the Coire an Laoigh path, there are some tripping hazards so do take care. Its well signposted with a request to; “please follow the contractors instructions.” Behind in the same photo you can see some snow on some of the lower tops which was thawing in the warming sun.

Liathach looking splendid from the summit of Spidean Coire nan Clach.

Fine views showing most snow is on the higher ridges and coire rims.

Slioch in the mid-distance.


Comments on this post

  • Diane Winnard
    15th April 2023 6:39 pm

    Hi – did you leave your glasses at the top of Spidean Coire Nan Clach?

  • Clare and Daniel Gordon
    16th April 2023 10:18 pm

    Thank you so much for these posts and for all the wonderful photographs. We love Torridon – spending nearly all our holiday time there, and we have been very lucky to get to know some people there. We’ve not been able to be there much in recent years, and have only occasionally managed winter trips. So your blog has been a lovely daily reminder of Torridon, and helps us feel a connection with it when we can’t be there. We are greatly in admiration of how you manage to do these walks every single day, with the short hours of daylight, too. We wish you a great spring and summer, and we look forward to the return of the blog next winter.

    Daniel and Clare
    (Torridon_snails on WalkHighlands)

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