Where does the snow go?

8th February 2022

Although we have had snow showers throughout the period there is little evidence of snow gathering in significant amounts, where perhaps you might expect it. Quite often, on very strong winds over 40-50 mph the snow struggles to get the chance to settle and deposit in lee areas, and just gets blown off the mountain. Today it felt and appeared to be one of those days.

Sgùrr a’ Mhàim from Glen Nevis

Fine windblown grains and graupel blowing into todays snow pit site on Aonach Mor.

The east side of Aonach Mor

Looking towards Stob Bàn with the north ridge on the right

Carn Dearg, Ben Nevis and Coire Eoghainn

The south side of Aonach Beag and Stob Coire Bhealaich

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