Easter snow

15th April 2017

Snowfall in the last 24 hours has deposited some localised accumulations of moderately bonded windslab, mainly on North-East to East aspects above 950 metres.  Generally easily avoidable, these might prove potentially hazardous within the confines of a gully and in the continuing cold weather with snow showers, which is forecast, will remain a consideration throughout Sunday.  The wind will ease, becoming moderate from a generally North-West direction.

Exposed areas of the old snowpack will have a firm surface with the potential for serious run-outs onto rocks.


Overnight snow was lying to around 600 metres on the Southern flank of the Aonach Eagach.

Stob Coire Altruim on the Buachaille Etive Mor ridge.

A light covering of snow on the Western aspect of Stob Dearg.

Old snow patches on the North-East aspect of Meall a Bhuiridh at 950 metres with fresh snow in the foreground.

Fresh snow looking up the East Ridge of Meall a Bhuiridh at 1000 metres.

Sron na Creise and Creag Dhubh with Meall a Bhuiridh behind from Glen Etive road-end.

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