Firm, frozen snowpack…

6th March 2021

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There was a slight overnight frost at all levels then the freezing level rose to around 600 metres. It was predominately dry although precipitation wasn’t far away. Winds were light to moderate from the West-South-West. The snowpack remains consolidated, well bonded and stable on all aspects and at all elevations. Greatest amounts of snow are no North-West through North to East aspects above 800 metres. The snowpack surface is very firm and icy to lower elevations. The avalanche hazard is Low.

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The snow on the left of picture is on a Northerly aspect on Meall a’ Bhuiridh on the right the Southerly aspect at 1100 metres.

Looking from Meall a’ Bhuiridh across to the corniced ridge of Sron nam Forsair on Clach Leathad around 1050 metres.

Cloudy Glen Coe this morning.

Stob Coire nan Lochan.

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