21st December 2020
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Today is the winter solstice. At this time of year the sun does not even reach 10 degrees above the horizon at midday in Lochaber. Unfortunately a thick layer of cloud prevented any view of the sky today. It was a least dry during the morning with some visibility on the tops. This was lost by midday with precipitation (snow at higher levels) through much of the afternoon.
During a clearer spell I did see evidence of a recent avalanche in Easy Gully on Aonach Mor. The was caused by cornice collapse, and I suspect it happened in the early hours of this morning when the freezing level rose above the summits for a few hours.
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