Brocken spectres

19th January 2019

Cloudy conditions in the Glen gave way to blue skies and sunshine above 800 metres with great views of the higher tops sticking out above the clouds.

Ice on paths, rocks and watercourses requires great care. Small slips can often lead to the most dire of consequences in the Glencoe area.

Brocken Spectre

Brocken Spectre, Buachaille Etive Mor, Ben Nevis and Aonachs rearing out of the clouds

Light cover of new snow overnight on a North-Easterly aspect above 900 metres

Ben Nevis rearing above the cloud inversion taken from Meall a Bhuiridh.

Isolated pockets of soft windslab exist in sheltered hollows and gullies but are generally avoidable.

Widespread ice is forming on paths and in watercourses with verglas on many exposed rocks above 800 metres.

Stob Coire nam Beith

Comments on this post

  • Ian McLelland
    19th January 2019 5:41 pm

    It’s “Brocken” spectres

    • glencoeadmin
      20th January 2019 4:04 pm


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