Firm snow and calm conditions

1st April 2021

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The snowpack remained firm in most locations throughout the day. There are isolated pockets of unstable windslab on South to West aspects above 950m. Whilst these are mostly shallow and avoidable, they could take you off your feet. With firm and serious run outs, this may have serious consequences.  Little change is expected within the snowpack over the next 24 hours.

Isolated unstable windslab deposits

Looking into Coire an Lochain and Lurcher’s Gully

Yesterday’s rainfall and snow melt, with icicles formed in the lower temperatures overnight.

Comments on this post

  • That Guy from The Internet
    1st April 2021 6:40 pm

    Cool final photo!

    • ncairngormsadmin
      2nd April 2021 3:45 pm

      Thank you, It was an amazing transformation after the heavy rain the day before!

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