Becoming windy and overcast.

4th April 2021

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

Cold overnight conditions re-froze the remaining snowpack. The surface of the snow remains firm on some steep slopes and gullies, potentially serious run outs exist in the event of an uncontrolled slip. Cold outlook with freezing at most levels. North or North-Westerly gales or severe gales and light snow showers. Pockets of unstable windslab will form in sheltered gullies and on Easterly to South-Easterly  aspects, with only light amounts of new snow these areas are not expected to be deep or extensive and should generally be avoidable.

West Face of Aonach Dubh in the gloom.

Looking Westerly down Glen Coe, Buachaille Etive Beag on the left.

Earlier in the day with odd spots of brightness from Coire na Tulaich, Buachaille Etive Mor.

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