The Fannichs

8th March 2024

Today felt bitterly cold which was a stark contrast to yesterday’s temperatures. Yesterday at 600m it was around +7 degrees Celsius in the sun. Today is was 0 degrees Celsius at the same altitude, but felt more like -6 with the wind chill taken into consideration. More of the same is to be expected for tomorrow, with summit temperatures forecast to be around -4, but it will feel more like -15 with the wind chill from the gale force Easterly winds.

Most snow in the Torridon forecasting area is to be found on Northerly and Easterly aspects in The Fannichs and The Fisherfield hills, which are pictured below, although it is now a week since there has been precipitation in the area. The remaining snow will be icy, firm and stable throughout.

Coire Breac, beneath Sgurr Breac (999m) is pictured on the left. This faces North and East, and is still holding some snow. A’Chailleach (997m) is on the right-hand side with the lowest col on the skyline being at an altitude of 810m.


This is the northern side of An Coileachan (923m) and Meall Gorm (949m).


Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair (1019m) in the Fisherfield Forest is on the far right-hand side. Coire Gorm is on the left, again a coire that faces North and East.


The summit of Carn na Criche (961m) is on the right, sitting just beneath the cloud base. Sgùrr Mòr (1110m) is in the middle with the summit hidden in the clouds.


An Teallach, which sits just outside the Torridon forecasting area.


Taken yesterday afternoon (7th March). Looking across the village of Kinlochewe towards The Fannichs, showing the southern aspects of some of the hills pictured above. The mountains with snow on from left to right are – A’Chailleach (997m), Toman Còinnich (935m), Sgùrr Breac (999m), Sgùrr nan Clach Geala (1093m) and Sgùrr Mòr (1110m).

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