Snow and the Tourist Path on Ben Nevis

1st April 2022

It should be noted that despite the low avalanche hazard, the snowpack still presents some dangers. As it is mainly frozen solid, the correct equipment is essential to safely travel on the snowpack. On the main path up Ben Nevis, there is no snow until you get to around 850m on the Zig-Zags, then more continuously from around 1000m. This requires appropriate footwear to safely cross. And notably in descent, the “shortcut” down the Red Burn should only be attempted by experienced hill users with both crampons and an ice-axe, as a slip here could have serious consequences.

The Zig-Zags on the Tourist Path, Ben Nevis. The Red Burn is the area of more continuous snow towards the left of the image

Some other images from today including some nice snowflakes that landed on my jacket!

Looking North-East from th summit of Meall an t-Suidhe

The Mamores, from Sgurr an Mhaim to Mullach nan Coirean

Stellar Dendrite

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