New snow

7th March 2021

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This blog is intended to provide hazard and mountain condition information to help plan safer mountain trips.
A clear start to the day followed by an hour of heavy snowfall, this later turned to light rain at lower levels.  A few centimetres of new snow overlies the old firm snowpack at higher levels and although covered the serious runout potential is still a hazard on steep terrain.
The link below shows the amazing size and intensity of the snowflakes at Glen more.

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The Cairngorms this morning.

Cornices just visible in the mist and snow at 1100 metres.

Views into Coire an t-Sneachda during a brighter spell

 

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