High Plateau, High Pressure
12th April 2021
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A nice day to be on the Cairngorm plateau today with light winds, good snow cover and consistently cold temperatures.
Windslab remains on North-East through East to Southerly aspects above 950 metres. Accumulations are generally isolated and can be avoided by good route selection. The avalanche hazard is Low.
High pressure will yield another dry, bright day for tomorrow, with temperatures remaining cold due to the artic maritime airmass. With clear skies overnight radiation cooling will occur resulting in cold snow surface temperatures by morning.
As such the snowpack will remain firm and icy in many locations even where disguised by a thin veneer of new snow on the surface. Slides or falls in steep locations will remain a hazard.
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12th April 2021 6:35 pm
Really enjoy your blog, missing the mountains so much, living on the hope that there will still be some snow when I can visit Scotland, what was your starting point for your tour today. Best regards,
14th April 2021 10:03 am
Hi Nigel, Thanks for your comment. Started from Coire Cas Car Park and walked up the ski area. Was able to ski from around 800m. Enjoy your visit when you can.