Gradual Thaw

4th April 2023

A gradual thaw continues at all levels. The snow surface firmed up overnight in the colder temperatures then softened during the day as the freezing level rose above the summits with strong South-South-Westerly winds. Although it was a mainly cloudy day, the cloud level remained above the summits giving good views for most of the day. Snow cover is becoming increasingly patchy with largest areas remaining above 1000 metres on the summit plateaus, gullies and corrie back walls.

Shelterstone Crag in the Centre with Derry Cairngorm just visible on the left and Ben Macdui on the right.

Ben Macdui on the left, with Garbh Uisge Beag and Feith Buidhe in the Centre and Hells Lum crag on the right.

Looking down Loch Avon with Beinn Mheadhoin behind.

Cairngorm on the right, Coire Raibert on the left.

Coire an t-Sneachda

Fiacaill a Choire Chais

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