Dreich and a bit Plowetery

25th January 2020

Mild, the freezing was above the summits, it was plus 1 degree celsius at midday near the summit of Aonach Mor @ 1221 metres. The winds were fresh to strong over the higher summits from a South-Westerly direction. Light rain showers at times but mainly drizzle and misty over the summits.

The snowpack is generally moist at all elevations and it remains generally well bonded, it is slightly more firm above 1000 metres. At lower levels it continues to slowly thaw and consolidate. Some very localised surface wet snow instabilities exist on steeper North to East aspects above 900 metres. The avalanche hazard is Low.


The Aonach Eagach Ridge was mainly cloud covered today.

Looking into a misty Stob Coire na Lochan. Gearr Aonach and Sonach Dubh either side.

Snow patches lingering in the mild conditions on Beinn Fhada.

Buachaille Etive Mor.

The only new snow is this pile made by the ‘Snow Factory’ at Glencoe mountain resort on Meall a Bhuiridh.

Its not really snow but tiny slithers of ice particles.

Hill goers looking for snow.

There were plenty of groups out today practising winter skill techniques.

Meall a’ Bhuiridh North and East aspects.

Icebergs still afloat…. watch out CalMac

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