Sunny Easter Sunday….

31st March 2024

Dry, bright and clear conditions blessed the area today and the winds were moderate from a Southerly direction. Summit temperatures were around plus 3.5 degrees celsius with plus 15 degrees recorded in Glen Coe village early this afternoon. The snowpack continues to consolidate and remains generally stable on most aspects at all elevations. Some isolated surface instabilities were noted on steep sun affected slopes today. Greatest snow amounts remain on North to Easterly aspects above 850 metres. The avalanche hazard is Low.

Avalanche forecast for April 1st.

The snowpack will continue to consolidate and stability will generally be good in most locations and at all elevations. As warmer conditions affect the snowpack, surface layers will soften, partially where exposed to direct sunlight. Some sluffing and surface wet snow instability may exist on steeper slopes on any aspect. Greatest amounts of remaining snow are on North to Easterly aspects above 850 metres. Any remaining cornices will be prone to collapse. The avalanche hazard will be Low.

Looking up Lairig Gartain and the North-Westerly aspect of Buachaille Etive Mor with Stob na Doire centre and Stob Coire Altruim with its black crags beneath the summit at 941 metres.

Stob Dearg and Coire na Tulaich.

Northerly aspect of Stob Dearg.

South-Easterly aspect of Buachaille Etive Mor with the Aonach Eagach ridge in the distant right.

Left to right. the summit of Meall a’ Bhuiridh on the left then Clach Leathad just left of the large cloud then Creise at 1100 metres.

Southerly aspect of Ben Nevis in the centre, this is the side the main tourist path approaches the summit.

Spring conditions today, no hat or gloves. Happy Easter.


Caution conditions in Glen Coe on the April 1st !

‘Happy Easter’ folks


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