The sun makes a surprise appearance.

24th February 2024

Having been forecast cloudy all day it was a pleasant surprise to have sunshine for most of the the day. Patches of cloud remained over the  Glen Etive hills and occasionally the ski area but on the whole it was a very nice sunny day with light winds.

There has been some consolidation in the snowpack, however with cold temperatures instabilities remain in recent windslab as detailed in the report.

Good weather meant a chance to look at snow distribution accross the area. In many places soft snow overlies bare rock with deeper accumulations having developed in locations that were sheltered from the recent South-Westerly winds. Settled conditions are forecast to continue tomorrow and Monday with  snow at higher elevations on Tuesday.

From left to right. Stob Coire Sgreamhach, Bidean Nam Bian, Stob coire nam Beith (very back) and Stob Coire nan Lochan.


A closer view of Stob Coire nan Lochan


Stob Dubh, Buachaille Etive Beag.


Ben Starav the one peak in Glen Etive to be above the could while I was on the summits.


The western aspects of Buachaille Etive Mor holding less snow than other slopes. Creise behind.


Coire na Tulaich, Buachaille Etive Mor.


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