5th February 2023

The older snowpack has refrozen in the colder temperatures and is firm and stable. There has just been a dusting of new snow although where this has accumulated as windslab, stability is poor. These areas are isolated and the windslab is very shallow.

Dry and clear with moderate winds today. Temperatures were rather variable, see graph at end of post for more details. A few pictures below showing conditions.

Creise from Meall a’ Bhuiridh.

Clach Leathad with Stob Gabhar behind.

Stob Dearg

Stob Dearg and Coire na Tulaich, Buachaille Etive Mor.

Stob Coire nan Lochan

Dorsal Arete

Stob Coire nam Beith

A dusting of fresh snow on the Aonach Eagach.

Looking North to the Mamores with Ben Nevis behind catching the sun.

Temperatures on Meall a’ Bhuiridh today. A warming on the summit coinciding with a temperature drop at low level is unusual. Warm air was moving in at and above summit level at this time and I suspect that this pushed the cold air downwards.

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