Softening snow

17th March 2021

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Thin cloud hung over the highest tops during the morning but by midday brighter spells gave way to a sunny afternoon.  The snowpack surface is soft and thawing, cover remains good above 900 metres and especially on the plateau.

Looking South across the plateau. The cloud began to lift at midday.

The coire rim of Sneachda and Fiachaill Buttress.

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