A Fine Day in the Fannaichs

24th February 2024

A fine, largely dry day and great for winter walking. Plenty of warm sunshine and light winds, although cloud bubbled up late morning onto the afternoon to allow the occasional isolated wintry shower. The snow cover remains shallow and mostly lying on bare ground. Isolated and deeper deposits of windslab exist at higher elevations on steep, previously wind sheltered terrain, mainly on NW through N to E aspects.

Below are a few photos of general views of the Fannaichs and surrounding hills, taken before the cloud drifted in.

(Above) Shallow snow cover on Beinn a Chlaidheimh on the left and Beinn Dearg Mor on the right.

(Above) Looking south past the head of Loch a’ Bhraoin onto (from L to R), Fionn Bheinn, Groban (centre, with the Moruisg hills in between), Creag Dhubh and Beinn Eighe, and finally, the main peak of Slioch just visible on the far right.

(Above) From L to R, Sgurr Breac, Toman Coinnich and A’ Chailleach of the southern Fannaich mountains.

(Above) The northern Fannaich mountains with Sgurr nan Clach Geala being the highest peak centre right. The distinctive snow line in the photo is at around 400m., but in general, higher snow line on the sunny aspects, lower on the more northerly aspects.

(Above) An Teallach.

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