An improving day

13th April 2017

Intermittent showers, which fell as snow above about 800 metres, through the morning then drying up with sunny spells in the afternoon.  The surface of the old snow patches had firmed up in the cooler temperatures overnight and the fresh snow was gradually thawing.  Still some snow patches large enough to give potentially serious run-outs onto rocks.

Becoming cooler tomorrow, with the freezing level falling to around 800 metres, with light showers through the day falling as snow on the summits.  The wind will be a fresh Westerly.

Continuing wintry into the weekend with snow showers and gale force winds on Saturday.

 

Early on the crest of the Aonach Eagach was shrouded in cloud.

The stark nose of Gearr Aonach with Coire Gabhail to its left and Coire nan Lochan to its right.

 

The Buachaille Etive Mor ridge as seen from the ski-tow road.

Snow patches on the East flank of Meall a Bhuiridh on a slope which is usually ‘the Flypaper’ ski run at Easter time.

Looking North from Meall a Bhuiridh to the Blackwater reservoir.

The Bealach Dearg at the back of Coire Gabhail.

 

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