Another frosty start….

5th January 2021

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The freezing level has remained low, summit temperatures around minus 4 degrees celsius. Its been dry through the period with moderate to fresh East-North-Easterly winds. Very little change to the existing snowpack. The cold temperatures have maintained localised pockets of moderately bonded windslab mainly on North to East aspects and largely above 900 metres with more isolated accumulations on other aspects. At lower elevations the snowpack is generally stable. Cornices are fragile. The avalanche hazard is Moderate.

Buachaille Etive Mor on the left with the Aonach Eagach ridge in the distance right.

Stob Dearg – Buachaille Etive Mor.

Looking into Coire Gahail with Beinn Fhada on the left and Stob Coire Sgreamhach the high peak at the head of the coire left of the belach. Gearr Aonach on the right.

Stob coire nan Lochan shrouded in clouds.

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