Looking more wintry

30th January 2023

Fresh snow showers overnight, on very strong Westerly winds have brought a more wintry look to Creag Meagaidh. The new snow was consolidating rapidly as temperatures rose again during the milder and sunny at times, day. The Freezing Level staying just below summit elevations. Further frontal systems will bring rain, sleet and snow to the area overnight; with frequent snow showers during the day; the Freezing Level is forecast to lower back, to around 400 metres.

(Above) Fresh snow on Creag Meagaidh’s Post Face. There was little evidence of any ice build as yet up on the major drainage lines; some developing around ‘Last Post’

(Above) ‘Perfect’  – apparently!! A Wild Swimmer contemplates her day, in the positively balmy 2 Degree Celsius loch-side conditions. Looking less balmy for tomorrow, with further snow fall and cooler temperatures.

Comments on this post

  • Stan Wygladala
    31st January 2023 1:16 am

    Absolutely nothing would tempt me into those waters …..although I did bathe in the Irish Sea everyday until December in the 50’s. Still quite warm ( until you got out) I definitely was quite a wuss compared to today’s wild swimmers. But….how would they manage on Tower Ridge at minus 15c with a northeasterly gale? Buffalo kit top and bottom with goretex mitts. Dead snug! Kept all my stuff to pass onto my grandchildren.

    • meagaidhadmin
      31st January 2023 4:15 pm

      Good question Stan!!

      I was on the 8000m peak Cho Oyu, back in the day, (1988) and some of my colleagues wore Buffalo kit and swore by it ( or was that at it – all was a bit muddled!).
      Good kit, although I do remember the achilles’ heel was fragility.
      They just kept adding layers, so I guess if a rip appeared, another layer covered it up….

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