Warm and windy day 2

19th April 2019

Another warm day with hazy sunshine.  Strong Southerly winds were gusting over 50mph at times and summit temperatures rose to plus 9 degrees Celsius by the afternoon.   Largest expanses of spring snow are mostly above 900 metres around corrie back walls and on the plateau.  The snowpack is soft and thawing, shaded North facing slopes are firmer, debris from cornice collapse was noted on a North facing slope in Coire an Lochain.

Looking South down the Lairig Ghru towards the Pools of Dee, Cairn Toul and The Devils Point.

Looking across the Lairig Ghru towards Sron na Lairige

Walking into Coire an Location

Patches of soft spring snow on the summit slopes of Coire an Lochain

Ice beginning to break up and melt on the Lochain below.

Debris from Cornice Collapse – Coire an Lochain

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