Ben Nevis is snow free for first time in 11 years

Written by on August 24, 2017 in Rest of Europe, Summer 2017, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments

Just two years ago we witnessed the survival of 73 snow patches, lasting from one winter to the next. The most since 1996. This year we’re seeing the least with only 3 remaining. 1 on Aonach Beag, the other two tiny patches tucked within Garbh Choire Mor on Braeriach.

Garbh Choire Mor, Braeriach, 10 August 2017

Ben Nevis was declared snow free this week for the first time in 11 years according to snow expert Iain Cameron.

The reason? The lack of winter snow combined with a warm, dry spring.


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