Rain turned to snow

31st March 2021

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As it turned cooler during the morning rain turned to snow above 800 metres.   Stream beds are in full spate due to recent mild wet conditions.  Peaty paths are sodden and slippery.  Large gaping holes in the old snow are developing over burns; notably in the Ciste Gully.  Walking poles proved useful for testing precarious sections before crossing.

Looking up the Ciste gully

Deep patches of collapsing snow around the edge of the burn.

Looking across the Ciste gully and West wall.

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