Bitterly cold today

17th January 2024

Today was bitterly cold with a midday summit temperature of -9 degrees Celsius on Meall a Bhuiridh. Moderate, mainly Westerly, winds were enough to cause continual drifting of the cold snow at higher elevations. Clear conditions meant a good chance to have a look at the snow distribution after the recent fresh snow. A thin layer of fresh snow at all levels with deeper accumulations where drifting has taken place.

More snow showers forecast for tomorrow with moderate winds causing more windslab development as detailed in the report. Further snow on Friday with the freezing level rising to around 400 metres then a much warmer day to follow on Saturday.

Looking to Clach Leathad, Stob Gabhar behind.


A small slide triggered by a piste machine within the ski area, about 10-15cm deep. While windslab is currently localised it is very unstable.


Improving snow cover at Glencoe ski centre


Stob Gabhar


Buchaille Etive Mor


Coire na Tulacih, Buchaille Etive Mor.


Stob Coire nam Beith


West face of Aonach Dubh


Aonach Eagach



Comments on this post

  • Dan Aspel
    18th January 2024 11:29 am

    That first picture is stunning – I feel as though I’m standing there too!

    • glencoeadmin
      18th January 2024 1:40 pm

      Thanks Dan for the comment, glad you like the blogs.

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