Warm and sunny

8th April 2017

A warm sunny day, plus 7 degrees during the afternoon.  The sparse snow softened through the day.

A change in the weather tomorrow (Sunday 9th)

Moderate to strong South-Westerly winds with cloud mist and some light snowfall at summit levels through the afternoon.  The freezing level will remain above the summits.

Although limited, steep snowfields have serious run out potential into boulder fields below.

Spring snow on the E side of Cairngorm, Beinn Mheadhoin in the distance

Looking down the E side of Cairngorm

Carn Etchachan, The Shelter Stone Crag, and Ben MacDui, Cairn Toul and Angel’s Peak beyond

The summit of Beinn Mheadhoin gaelic for “middle hill” the 13th highest mountain in Scotland. It is also noted for its summit tors; large boulders left by retreating ice sheets at the end of the last ice age.

Coire an Lochain

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