Lulled into feeling it’s Spring.

8th April 2024

(Above) The view west from Creag Pitridh to the NE aspects of Beinn a Chalachair. Very mellow Spring vibe in our neck of the woods today. Yes, a tad breezy to start with but bright and some warmth in the sun when it was out.


(Above) The NW toward the plateau of the main Creag Meagaidh massif. Creag Meagaidh summit is on the left of centre skyline. Patchy snow cover, n’est-ce pas? Only a trace of overnight snow but definitely cooler above 1000m earlier in the morning.

Winter is about to burst spring’s bubble. Quite a wintry forecast for the Highlands with a fair amount of snowfall expected for the eastern-most SAIS areas, including Lochaber. Not surprisingly the avalanche hazard has been elevated to reflect this. Expecting stability to decline and hazard to increase progressively during daylight hours on Tuesday.

Saw lycra-clad people out and about today – not inappropriate given today’s fine weather – but full winter kit will be required for anyone wanting to venture out into the hills over the next few days.

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