Mild and sunny

26th February 2021

Covid -19
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This blog is intended to provide hazard and mountain condition information to help plan safer mountain trips.
A day of sunshine and mild temperatures but feeling chilly in the Southerly breeze.  Although the freezing level rose to above the summits by mid morning, the snowpack remains firm above 900 metres and quite icy in places.
Large patches of snow remain below this altitude. The burns are mostly visible and sometimes crossings are precarious especially when navigating around large cave like holes.

Skinning up the side of the burn.

Large avalanche in Lochain which happened last weekend. The Lochain is mostly buried. Human for scale.

Slopes firm and icy above 900 metres.

An unexpected scuba diver emerges from the Lochain.

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