Snow a plenty

4th April 2018

It was fairly wintry in Glen Coe today. Overnight and continuing through the morning unusual amounts of snow fell mainly above 150 metres. The light North-Easterly winds backed to the North during the day and the freezing level was around 300 metres. Quite a contrast between morning and afternoon as the photos show below.

Driving through the glen this morning passing by Buachaille Etive Beag with Red Deer low down on the hill side trying to find their food

Buachaille Etive Mor this morning

Blackrock Cottage at 315 metres

The pit site at mid-day…. 60cms of new snow lying on a refrozen icy crust. The grey coloured snow in the base of the pit is the icy refrozen layer

The view at 940 metres looking North-Westwards into the Cam Ghleann

looking across towards the Rannoch Moor……. a lone skier in the centre of the photo

About 1pm this afternoon… Buachaille Etive Mor on the left looking towards Glen Coe

Far left Buachaille Etive Beag (Stob nan Cabar) then Beinn Fhada then Gearr Aonach and Last Aonach Dubh

Stob Coire nan Lochan between Gearr Aonach and Aonach Dubh…… note the distinct snowline

The west end of the Aonach Eagach ridge

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