Clear Morning, Cloudy Afternoon.

6th January 2021

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After a cold and frosty night it was clear during the morning. However, it was not long before the cloud started forming on the summits. There is a fair bit of soft snow about which makes for hard going on foot above 600 metres. The uniform snow cover hiding rocks, paths and other features at higher levels has the potential to create tricky navigation conditions on days when the tops are in the cloud (which I am sure will be soon enough).

Coire an Lochan and the summit plateau of Aonach Mor. The first signs of the cloud which would soon engulf the hill can be seen in the background. 

The cornice at the top of Easy Gully. Although the cornices are not as large as they can often get, there is a few of them about. 


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