Firm snow

21st March 2021

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The snowpack was very firm at all altitudes following a good overnight refreeze. The consequence of a slip or fall could be serious due to the nature of the run outs. Unfortunately the cloud didn’t clear when out to do observations, but it was bright and warm on return to base. There is only patchy snow cover below 950m. The snowpack remains well consolidated and firm at all levels.

Looking North to the summit of Càrn Beag Dearg at 1000m.

A brighter afternoon revealed the East facing bowls on Aonach Mòr.

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