Not much to see today

10th February 2024

A cloudy day today with limited visibility on the tops all day. As with yesterday the strength of the winds overnight was such that the build up of fresh snow at high elevations is very limited. Most snow has ended up in sheltered hollows at lower elevations and is rapidly consolidating. New snow amounts were also less than forecast. New snow accumulations that have developed generally overlie bare rock.

A much calmer and generally dry day tomorrow with the possibility of some summit snow towards the end of the afternoon. The freezing level will be around the summits in the morning falling slightly during the day.

Looking back to the viewpoint on Meall Ghiuthais at around 550 metres during a brief clearing. The deeper accumulations that can be seen on the sheltered side of the ridges are sometimes a clue to windslab developing higher up. Today there was not much as most had ended up lower down in the very strong winds.


Rime growing into the wind on the summit cairn on Meall Ghiuthais.


New snow accumulations on a Westerly aspect near the summit of Meal Ghuithais (887m). Limited new snow despite the very strong Easterly winds. The snow was about 25cm deep and lies on bare ground.


Loch Lunar at 530m with a frozen surface. Lots of ice on the paths today.


Looking across Loch Maree to Slioch.

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