Cold and fine with a very frozen snowpack.

5th March 2021

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Overnight there was a cold frost and freezing at all levels. It was a dry day with very light West South westerly winds. The snowpack was frozen and remains stable and well consolidated. Surface hoar was very evident on the surface from the cold temperatures.

There will be little change in the current conditions. The snowpack will remain frozen and well bonded on all aspects and at all levels. The avalanche hazard will be Low

A pneumatic drill would have been handy today. An extremely hard and icy snowpack at all elevations today.

A ski tourer on the summit of Meall a’ Bhuiridh.

The North east face of Stob Dearg in the sunshine. The South facing slopes of Glencoe in the background showing a lack of snow.

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