A fine bright morning

17th April 2017

A fine bright sunny morning with high cloud starting to build from mid-day.  A light covering of fresh snow on the tops after a chilly night, which was thawing as the day warmed up.  Remaining old snow patches mainly on North to East aspects above 950 metres.  Busy in the Glen, with most of the carparks full.

Another cold night forecast, which will firm up the old snow patches for Tuesday morning, but generally dry, with a fresh Southerly wind.  Becoming milder mid-week before a return to colder weather by Friday, with the prospect of further snow showers.

A break in the blog now, resuming Friday 21st/Saturday 22nd April to conclude the season.

A greying of fresh snow along the crest of the Aonach Eagach ridge

Looking into Coire na Tulaich from Altnafeadh

Meall a Bhuiridh, showing the light overnight snow covering down to around 850 metres

The ‘Three Sisters of Glen Coe’, Beinn Fhada, Gearr Aonach and Aonach Dubh, with a crowded carpark and busy A82 visible in the foreground.


Sgorr na Ciche (The Pap of Glencoe) as viewed from Loch Leven

No mistaking ‘The Buachaille’ (Stob Dearg), as seen from Glen Etive road-end

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