2nd March 2024

There was a dusting of fresh snow overnight above 600m giving the mountains a slightly wintery feel. As the day went on and the freezing level rose, much of this disappeared. The old, firm snow on North through East to South-East aspects is clearly visible holding out in steep locations.  Down at Glen level it is very much starting to feel like spring with daffodils appearing. Looking ahead to the next few days, very little (if any) snow is forecast so expect very little change.

Todays journey took me into the Eastern corries of Slioch via the Heights of Kinlochewe and Loch Fada. A quiet and remote area, where the only company was a lonely looking red deer.

An ebike was the mode of travel to reach the SE end of Lochan Fada. The eastern aspect of Slioch shrouded in cloud in the background.

Looking into one of Slioch’s eastern corries – Coire an Tuill Bhain the location for todays snow profile.  The summit on the RHS of the photo is Sgurr an Tuill Bhain (934m), most of the snow is fresh and superficial presenting no hazard.  You need to look very carefully to see what remains of the older, firm snow and look even more carefully to see an extremely modest cornice on this east aspect.

Sgurr an Tuill Bhain (934m) centre left and the NE aspect of Slioch behind.

Looking across the hamlet of Kinlochewe to the eastern end of the Beinn Eighe ridge. The Corbet Ruadh-stac Beag (896m) just peeking out on the RHS of the photo.

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