Wet then cold and more snow

11th January 2021

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Today started wet with rain at all levels. Just after midday the temperature dropped and precipitation turned to snow above 300 metres.

Poor visibility skinning towards Fiacaill Coire Cas in the rain.

Looking at the snow on East side of FiacaIll Coire Cas, You can see the cornice that has formed on the skyline ridge on a North-East aspect.

Photo taken looking west taken at about 600 metres. The snowpack became wet in the rain but has started to refreeze in the colder temperatures.

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