A dry day

13th March 2024

After mild temperatures and heavy rain at all elevations overnight (see graph of temperature data at end of blog) it was a dry day with strong South-Westerly winds. The freezing level dropped to around 950 metres with only a trace of fresh snow falling on the tail end of the rain.

Photos from Ben Nevis below.

Coire na Ciste


North Gully and Number 4 Gully.


Number 5 Gully area.


Cornices present but avoidable at the top of Number 5 Gully.


Tower Gully (centre) with Tower Scoop below.


Debris from a small avalanche last night in Observatory Gully didn’t get quite as far as that from a previous avalanche.


North-East Buttress with cloud on top.


There were quite a lot of lumps of ice below the crags today after last nights warm wet conditions. This ice was hanging on at around 1000 metres.


The cloud base was lowest in the morning when this photo was taken, rising during the day.

A photo of Aonach Mor and some weather data to finish.

The North side of Aonach Mor.


Temperatures at 1200 metres on Aonach Mor for the last 5 days. After 4 days below freezing the temperature reached 4.7 degrees Celsius last night. 29mm of precipitation fell in the last 24 hours, nearly all as rain during the warm period.

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