A Wintery Storm Dennis

16th February 2020

After a mild and wet day yesterday it was back to winter conditions today. Very strong South-South-Westerly winds, heavy snow showers and a freezing level around 700 metres. The surface of the older snowpack was frozen, often with a breakable crust, and there were deep drifts of fresh windslab which contained a lot of graupel.

All pictures below from Ben Nevis.

Carn Dearg Buttress (left) and Castle Ridge (right).

The CIC Cascdes had several lines climbed today.

Number 5 Gully

Coire na Ciste

North-East Buttress

Comments on this post

  • Neil Chapman
    16th February 2020 7:07 pm

    Great report


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