Bands of cloud

27th January 2021

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Over the past 24 hours temperatures have been a little milder with some humidity in the atmosphere. This has helped to transform the snowpack which has become more stable.  Bands of cloud were at different elevations.  At 1100 metres it was almost impossible to see any terrain features apart from a hint of the landscape changing a few metres ahead.  In the middle of the day the sun broke out through the clouds briefly.  It was possibility clear conditions on the highest summits.

Probing the snowpack to identify weak layers at depth

A brief clearing with a view into the Northern corries.

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