Natures Exfoliation

29th February 2024

A wild day to be out in the hills with gale to storm force winds driving through frequent squally snow showers and pelting graupel snowballs (natures exfoliation on any unprotected skin). Out with these showers views were much improved with good views around wintery summits and corries.

Snow cover overnight has continued to diminish though with the freezing level lowering through the day the snowpack was beginning to become firmer again. Fresh snowfall with redistribution in the strong winds has begun to reform localised unstable windslab, especially where accumulations are becoming deeper.

Becoming dryer overnight and through Friday, remaining cold with lighter winds. (Check out the full forecast). More snow forecast over the weekend.


Snow showers and brighter spells, looking east past Buchaille Etive Mor towards Meall a Bhuiridh.


A break in the snow showers that progressively through the day have been building unstable slab in wind sheltered locations, Stob Coire nan Lochan and Bidean nam Bian.


High up in Coire an Tulaich, windslab deposits building and cornices reforming.


The ‘WHW Wheelbarrow’ seemingly progresses towards Kinlochleven, with views behind of the distant Mamore summits.


Stob Coire nan Lochan.


Stob Coire nam Beith.


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