6th February 2018
After some overnight snow I only experienced one snow shower first thing this morning and the day improved to be really quite stunning. The winds were locally much stronger than expected with constant drifting above 800 metres on Buachaille Etive Beag. As you can see from the photo below the ridge is starting to develop a cornice and the SE slopes were accumulating windslab deposits. B.E.B was a popular location today with lots of mountaineers heading up there making it very sociable despite the cold temperatures and significant windchill.
More snow is forecast tomorrow, especially in the afternoon, and this will complicate the windslab distribution pattern. It might be one of those timesÂ when an early start/early finish gives the best day out….
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