Another Dreich Day :-/

3rd February 2022

Thawing conditions continued today with frequent rain showers and low cloud obscuring the tops.  Thankfully, we have a significant drop in temperature arriving this evening and frequent snow showers over the next 24 hours.  The fresh snow will arrive on strong to gale force westerly winds and we can expect to see accumulations of unstable windslab developing on North through East to South-East aspects above 800m.

A brief lifting of the cloud showing the view of the East Ridge of Beinn a Chaorainn, very much devoid of snow on the crest of the ridge (for now) but this is exactly the aspect we can expect to see those fresh accumulations of unstable windslab developing over the next 24 hours.

The ground below 800m is totally saturated and even though the freezing level is dropping to around 300m it will take a while to make an impact on this ground!

The burn at 700m draining the East Coire of Beinn a Chaorainn – sums up the weather today!

Every cloud has a silver lining! (or in this case multi-coloured).  A few bright spells in-between the rain showers. Some major de-forestation work in progress on the route in to the popular East Ridge of Beinn a Chaorainn.  Felling has now finished and extraction is in progress.  The track is now industrial size and uncomfortable to walk on.  Thankfully, higher up in the forest, the track has maintained it’s original character. 

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