Just Another Windy Day

4th February 2021

Covid -19
The Scottish Avalanche Information Service issues information to support permitted activity under current Scottish Government guidance.
Please be aware of current mandatory travel restrictions in Local Authority areas within Scotland and respect local communities by referring to Scottish Government guidance and safe route choices for exercise. For further guidance please refer to the following information for hillwalkers and climbers and snowsports on ski and board.
This blog is intended to provide hazard and mountain condition information to help plan safer mountain trips.
It was another wild day on the hills in Lochaber. The strong East winds which have been a feature of the weather for the past few days remained. There was also a fair bit of snowfall over the hills. Deep and crusty snow meant that progress on foot was quite hard work. Looks like more of the same tomorrow although with a slightly easing wind.

Looking South to An Gearanach. It was pretty hard going with deep crusty snow to get to this point. 

Looking over to Aonach Beag from above Bealach Cumhann. 

The South side of Ben Nevis. 

Cracking under foot. Some of the fresh snow was poorly bonded. 

A couple of graphs of windspeed at the CIC hut at an altitude of 680 metres on Ben Nevis. The top graph is for the last 24 hours, the lower graph for the previous week. The wind has been consistently high since Monday night. Weather data and webcam images from the hut can be found here https://www.smc.org.uk/cicwebcam/cic_weather

Comments on this post

Got something to say? Leave a comment

    Latest Lochaber Avalanche Report
    RSS Feed
    Keep up to date by subscribing to our RSS feed
Service funded by sportscotland
Forecast data supplied by the Met Office
SAIS Sponsors