Grey Corries and Ben Nevis

1st April 2024

Todays observations were from the Grey Corries. The cloud came in just as I reached my high point, thankfully it lifted again soon after to give some good views.

Greatest snow accumulations exist in high North and East facing Corries, however a thin covering of snow is present on many aspects above around 950 metres and this is likely to refreeze and become firm under foot in many locations.

Light scattered  showers through Tuesday will be rain at most levels with some summit snow. Showers forecast to continue through Wednesday then becoming drier on Thursday.

Photos also sent in from an off duty forecaster on Ben Nevis.

The Grey Corries. Summit of Stob Coire Claurigh just off the photo on the left, Aonach Beag at the right hand end.


Looking along the ridge from Stob Coire Gaibhre towards Stob Coire na Ceannain.


North-East face of Aonach Beag


Coire an Lochain, Aonach Mor.


Coire na Ciste, Ben Nevis


Carn Dearg, Ben Nevis


Lots of people enjoying the sun on the summit of Ben Nevis


Comments on this post

  • Mark Figiel
    2nd April 2024 12:42 pm

    Great set of different pictures of the grey corries. Can you give us your assessment on the snow depth of Aonach Mor
    and Aonach Beag compared with a normal year ( if we ever have such a thing as a normal year ) Just wondered if it was bad year or average. Hard to tell sometimes on the pictures as a fresh fall of snow sometimes makes it look deeper than it really is.


    Mark Figiel

    • lochaberadmin
      3rd April 2024 7:36 am

      Hi Mark
      Snow depths on Aonach Mor/Beag less than average. Hard to say more with big annual variations.

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