A glorious day.

20th March 2020

Covid-19 – SAIS general advice regarding mountain activities.
In its daily blogs SAIS forecasters illustrate the mountain landscape with the objective of providing information regarding snow cover and mountain hazards. This information is intended to enable enjoyment of the winter mountains with knowledge and safety and to aid decision making and route choice for those planning to visit Scotland’s hills and mountains.
During the current situation with Covid-19 we would encourage all those going outdoors to be mindful of unintended consequences of their actions and the potential impact on medical and rescue personnel. Consider your objectives carefully in relation to current conditions and BE SAFE!
For further information regarding Covid-19 please follow the information provided by Mountaineering Scotland  the British Mountaineering Council  and the  UK Government in respect of understanding your health and potential impact on others.  
With grateful thanks the SAIS team.
After and slight overnight frost at all levels it was dry and clear with lovely views, very light Easterly winds but only at summit level otherwise quite still and calm.

Northerly aspect of Stob Dearg.

On the left the summit of Clach Leathad with Ben Starav in the distance. Big cornices overhang the the East and North-Easterly slopes of Clach Leathad, old debris noted lower in the coire.

Slopes of Creise closest foreground then Buachaille Etive Mor ( Stob Daerg) with Nevis the hump back in the distance.

Looking into Stob Coire nam Beith with Diamond and Church Door buttresses clearly seen and the West top of Bidean furtherest right.

Stob Coire nan Lochan.

Stob Dearg and Coire nan Tulaich from Altnafeadh.

Looking South towards Bridge of Orchy from Meall a’ Bhuiridh.

In the foreground Creise then Buachaille Etive Mor with Nevis distant right.

Sron na Lairig ridge on the left and Beinn Fhada on the right.

The 3 sister’s of Glen Coe with Stob Coire nan Lochan buttresses clearly visible.

Comments on this post

  • Mark Figiel
    20th March 2020 5:37 pm

    Just a question on the general snow depth compared with the snowy winter of 2015 ? Is the current snow anywhere near to the huge depths we encountered then ?

    • glencoeadmin
      20th March 2020 5:58 pm

      Generally the overall cover for this winter is below that of 2015 but currently we have depths of over 3 metres in places. In very sheltered place like deep sides gullies much greater than that.
      Best, Glen Coe – SAIS team.

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