A Rare Day

25th February 2024

Ok, a rare morning as it clouded over during the afternoon. Such a peaceful walk in the Fannaichs with calm, sunny and clear conditions and great views to the surrounding mountains. Shallow and stable snow cover, although there are consolidating pockets of windslab at higher elevations on mainly N to E aspects.

(Above) A’ Chailleach. Pockets of windslab visible high on ridge flanks and below coire rims.

(Above) The location for today’s snowpack obs. Toman Coinnich and A’ Chailleach on the right.

(Above) Sun induced single point roller-ball activity on an Easterly aspect at 850m. on Druim Reidh shoulder of Toman Coinnich. There is a warmth in the sun at this time of year which can affect the snowpack and cornices on sunny aspects.

(Above) Slioch on the left and the Great Wilderness mountains of Sgurr Dubh, Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair and Sgurr Ban on the right.

(Above) The sunny SW  and shady NW aspects of the main Fannaich mountains.

(Above) It felt like a spring day today. The Meteorological first day of spring (March 1st) is this Friday and the mountain hares are out preparing for the event.


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