Out today near Dalmally with a Falkirk High Tops team of Alan, Billy, Colin, Julia, Linda, Lorn, Ros, Sue, Tom and Vic. The start point for the day was from the B8077 near Drishaig before climbing steeply onto the east ridge of Monadh Driseig and heading up to the summit of the Corbett of Beinn a’Bhuiridh. We then descended steeply to the Lairig Torran before heading over Stob Garbh to the highpoint of the day Stob Diamh. The descent took us over Sron an Isean and down it’s South-East ridge.
There was snow from about 800m with significant accumulations on higher East and South-East aspects. No new snow during the day and cloud mostly above the summits. Freezing above about 750m and a light North-West/ West wind. The turf was firm above about 850m and ice was forming at higher levels. On the drive up Ben Lawers and Ben Lui looked to be holding plenty of snow high up.
It’s worth noting there are new vehicle tracks up Coire Glas and Coire Chreachainn and that the footbridge shown in Coire Chreachainn on the 1:25,000 map is now no longer servicible.
An excellent day out with views to Ben Lui, Arran, Mull and the Etive and Glen Coe hills.