Snow and Light Winds

29th January 2021

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The winds were generally light along with continual snow for the duration of the day. Visibility was universally awful until late on in the day, when the cloud lifted revealing the Northern Cairngorms covered in a blanket of fresh snow.
This fresh snow is light and thin, with generally about 10cm at 900 metres. Tomorrow looks like a dry day with light winds.

Looking over to Creag an Leth-choin and the Chalamain Gap. Note the snow transportation visible in the sun.

 

Light fresh snow visible close to the surface, and above a very thin crust.

 

Looking into Ciste Gully.

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