Braeriach is snow free for only 7th time in 300 years, a first for Scotland in 11 years!

Written by on October 2, 2017 in Rest of Europe, Summer 2017, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments

Back in mid August Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain was declared snow free for the first time since 2006 with only 3 patches hanging on for dear life.

The first of the last three disappeared on Aonach Beag last week.

The other two scant patches remaining on what’s considered the UK’s most permanent, durable snowfield tucked within Braeriach’s Garbh Choire Mor are now gone too.

The countdown to the famous melt.

Getting close… snow from 2006 exposed.

Bye Bye…

PREVIOUS MELT YEARS: 1933, 1953, 1959, 1996, 2003, 2006 and 2017.

This is the first time Scotland and indeed the UK has been entirely snow free since 2006. Interestingly it’s believed that 2017 becomes on the 3rd time Braeriach has only entirely lost all it’s snow in 300 years.


The end is nigh for Britain’s last snow

Scotland’s oldest snow patch expected to melt

UK’s longest-lasting patch of snow melts away


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