Colder, new summit snow.

17th February 2021

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The freezing level was around 700 metres, isolated showers fell as light snow above 650 metres. Winds were strong and blustery from the South-West. The moist snowpack has undergone a thaw freeze cycle and is now generally well bonded on all aspects, new snow accumulations are not significant. However, some localised shallow windslab instabilities are present in wind sheltered locations mostly on North-West to North-East aspects above 850 metres. The avalanche hazard is Moderate.

West face of Aonach Dubh on the left, Stob Coire nam Beith centre and An-t-Sron on the right. Light new snow above 650 metres.

Buachaille Etive Mor with dusting of new snow mainly over the summits.

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