A Return to Colder Conditions

21st December 2020

Covid -19

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A quiet day in the mountains today. The fluctuating temperatures of late have firmed up the snowpack considerably which allowed for fast progress on the summit plateau, where good snow cover remains.

The snow is generally firm and with limited depth there are plenty of exposed boulders about. Any slips or falls at the moment are likely to be consequential.

Coire an t-Sneachda. The snow surface is generally firm and with a limited snowpack there are plenty of exposed boulders about. Any slips or falls at the moment are likely to be consequential

 

Small cornices and accumulations around the corrie rim

 

Fiacaill Buttress devoid of climbers today

 

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