Sunshine with light winds.

4th March 2020

Finally a day of sunshine and light winds.  Feeling chilly at higher levels with summit temperatures of around minus 4 Celsius.  Visibility was mostly good with patchy low cloud over some of the more Southerly summits.

Underfoot conditions are mixed.  The widespread crust is breakable in some areas to the extent where it doesn’t support a ski. This is due to a soft layer of facets just beneath the crust which have developed during the cold temperatures.

The Cairngorms looking stunning

Large cornices overhang this E facing slope.

Looking East down Ciste Mhearad.

In some areas facets lie beneath the widespread breakable crust.

Some further reading for those interested:

https://www.avalanche.ca/glossary?q=facets#faceted-snow

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