Winter returns

8th January 2020

The freezing level lowered to around 650 metres in the early hours of this morning and light snow showers fell mainly above 500 metres. The old moist snowpack is frozen and stable, new snow amounts are mostly thin generally a dusting above 500 metres with slightly more build up in sheltered locations. A brighter day than of late, squally wind were strong from the South-Westerly direction.

A flavour of the Glen Coe hills today;

Left summit, Stob Coire nan Lochan with Bidean nam Bian on the right @ 1150 metres.

The Southerly aspect of the Aonach Eagach ridge.

Northerly aspect of Stob Coire nan Lochan, older snow is frozen.

Stob Coire Raineach 925 metres.

Buachaille Etive Beag with Stob Dubh the right summit @ 958 metres.

Stob Coire nan Lochan from a distance shows the dusting of new snow.

Buachaille Etive Mor looking brighter today, still limited snow cover.

Meall a Bhuiridh.

 

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