Not quite as wild as expected on the Ben.

26th January 2014

Heavy rain and strong winds in the Nevis Range carpark this morning. I thought I was in a wild day on the hill. 
 However, when I got out the wind seemed to ease a bit and it was generally dry.  
 It even cleared right up to summit level briefly. 

There is good cover, with the plenty of fresh snow falling last night and this morning. Looking up the usually scoured West face of Carn Mor Dearg. 

With all this snow about at higher level there has been some substantial avalanches.  Here debris from the one of the Castle Gullies (probably South) can be seen heading down diagonally rightwards to almost reach the path that runs round from above the half way lochan to the CIC hut. This very probably released on Friday evening as the freezing level rose.

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