A firm snowpack

17th January 2021

Covid -19
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This blog is intended to provide hazard and mountain condition information to help plan safer mountain trips.
The extensive snowpack is generally firm if traveling by ski.  For those on foot its a breakable crust which gives support at higher levels.  Although the freezing level was around 700 metres it felt cold in the strong Westerly winds.

Looking into Coire an t- Sneachda.

Coire an Lochain

Looking across the frozen Loch towards the Cairngorms this morning.

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