Spring is in the air

24th March 2022

Another mild day in the Highlands.  The stable snowpack is soft and thawing at all altitudes and is most widespread above 1000 metres; although patchy below, cover is generally good on the high plateau areas. Glide cracks continue to widen especially on sun exposed slopes and during these mild conditions, full depth avalanches can occur at any time mostly where the snowpack overlies steep rocky slab terrain.

At 700 metres

Views looking across the East side of Cairngorm towards the vast high plateau on Beinn a Bhuird.

Views of Beinn Mheadhoin with the Eastern end of Loch Avon below.

Stac an Fharaidh area ( E aspect at 1000m). Glide cracks continue to widen especially where the snowpack overlies steep rock slab terrain. Loch Avon below.

Views of the Fiachaill Sneachda, Coire an Lochain behind.

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