A bright and dry morning…

7th April 2021

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After another cold night it was then a bright, dry morning. It became cloudier in the afternoon but remained dry. During the day the freezing level rose to around 600 metres. Winds were moderate from a North-Westerly direction and slightly stronger over the higher summits. Isolated, shallow accumulations of windslab are present in wind sheltered locations, mainly on East through South to South-West aspects. Coire rims, sheltered gullies and gully tops are most affected. The older snowpack remains frozen, firm and icy. The avalanche hazard is Low.

The Southerly aspect of the Aonach Eagach ridge.

Looking into Stob Coire nan Lochan.

Northerly aspect of Stob Dearg on Buachaille Etive Mor.

Meall a’ Bhuiridh and Sron na Creise.


Buachaille Etive Mor looking towards Glencoe

Diamond and Church Door buttresses on Bidean nam Bian.



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