Calm mild and sunny

15th April 2021

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Freezing at glen levels first thing, but temperatures rose through the morning with freezing levels rising to above the summits by midday.  Calm and sunny conditions, the snowpack quickly turned soft on sun exposed slopes.  Some stream beds are partially covered in snow.  Stepping stones are still covered in places such as the main path into Lochain and just incase the snow collapses when crossing, it’s worth giving the snow a hard prod with a walking pole as there are some quite deep drops into the stream below.

Views of Coire an Lochain. Wet snow surface instabilities were evident on all steep aspects in the corrie.

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