Friday, 31 January 2014

Dry and Clear but Windy

Liathach - Coire Dubh Mor

Heading to An Teallach (thur 30th) photo J Cousins

SAIS forecasters below Hill Walk Gully - Coire Dubh Beag

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Torridon Weekend Preview

Avalanche reports will be issued on Friday and Saturday to cover the 1st & 2nd February weekend.

A lovely sunny Thursday afternoon in Glen Torridon today.

A general view of the South side of Liathach above.
 A busy day at the car park beside the Ling hut. Many parties climbing in Coire Mhic Fhearchair.


Saturday, 11 January 2014

Triple Buttress

Looking into Coire Dubh Mor on the back of Liathach

Triple Buttress of Coire Mhic Fhearchair at lunchtime. There are 2 teams climbing if you look closely! 

Looking NW towards Baosbheinn and Beinn an Eoin

Friday, 10 January 2014

Liathach Summit Ridge

A very wet and mild start to the day as we head up Liathach from near Glen Cottage in Glen Torridon.

The cliffs on the North side of Liathach have been stripped of ice since our last visit around New Year.

On the summit ridge at around 830m

Beautiful light at lower elevations

Looking up towards Spidean Coire nan Clach and Sgurr nan Fhir Duibhe at the eastern end of Beinn Eighe

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Early preview of conditions in Torridon

There will be reports in Torridon this weekend.
 Reports issued on Friday afternoon for Saturday, and Saturday afternoon for Sunday.

Here is a preview of the general conditions. Very little snow below 850m. Hoping to get up high over the next few days with some visibility.

Looking towards the Eastern end of Beinn Eighe this morning

Afternoon snow over the summit of Beinn Dearg

Lots of water down Coire Mhic Nobuil

Looking towards the hills on the south side of Torridon

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Friday, 3 January 2014

Beinn Eighe, Creag Dhub day.

Variable day with rain and snow showers on strong winds.
Scots pines have been a prominent element of the Highland landscape for the past 9,000 years.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

New Year's Day on Liathach

Happy New Year to All from SAIS in Torridon!
A great start to 2014 this morning driving through Glen Torridon. Clear blue skies and cooler temperatures after some overnight rain.

 Below, looking into the Eastern section of Stob a Choire Liath Mhor. Poacher's Fall prominent right.

....and the Western side,

View northwards from near the profile site to Sail Mhor on Beinn Eighe

Looking West to Beinn Alligin as we head back down Coire Dubh Mor to the road by the Ling hut.

Finally, a special thanks to a few people....
Firstly, Ros and crew at the Torridon Coffee Shop and Store for their hospitality on Hogmonay. Great welcome, live music and bar.... Good coffee and cakes during the day with a great wood burning stove roaring away.
Also to Sarah at the SNH field station at Kinlochewe where we have accommodation and office facilities. Thanks.