Slow thaw

28th February 2021

Covid -19
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This blog is intended to provide hazard and mountain condition information to help plan safer mountain trips.

A little drizzle first thing this morning otherwise dry. Moderate South-West winds and a freezing level just above the summits.

Looking South-East along the Buachaille Etive Beag ridge from Stob Coire Raineach.

Lots of vole tracks on Buachaille Etive Beag today. These would have been made as they move around under the snow which has now melted. The ground temperature under the snowpack is usually close to zero Celsius which for most of the season so far would have been much warmer than the snow surface temperature.

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