A pre-Christmas visit to the West End

17th December 2016

No, not shopping!

Thought it would be worth scoping out any significant snow towards the western most end of our mountain group.


Really limited, like pretty much everywhere else on our patch at the moment – though pretty decent conditions for (autumnal) hillwalking.

(Above) The western most boundary of the SNH Creag Meagaidh estate. Backdrop of An Cearcallach 993m (left) and Meall Coire Choile Rais 1028m (extreme right).


(Above) The entrance to the Moy Coire. Highest point on the far skyline is about 1000m.


(Above) Beinn a Chaorainn in the mist, and largely devoid of snow.


Eastern end of our area hasn’t fared any better either (below):

(Above) Far left summit on skyline: Carn Liath (1006m)., then Coire nan Gall and Stob Coire Dubh (900m).


(Above) View towards Sron na Ghoire and the Post Face in Coire Ardair (shrouded in cloud).


All is not quite lost. Looking a little more wintry further west and south west of Creag Meagaidh.

(Above) A little more snow high up in eastern most end of the Grey Corries.


(Above) A wintry feel a little to the south west of us.

I wish I could report some appropriate seasonal weather in the forecast but I can’t. The Met Office are projecting temperatures as high +8 degrees C. at 900m for parts of the Scottish Highlands on Sunday.



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