Easter Funday

31st March 2024

A beautiful day in the Cairngorms with many people enjoying the light winds, mild temperatures and spring like conditions.  As expected the existing snowpack firmed up overnight under the clear skies but rapidly softened once sun exposed. The only exception to this was above 1000 metres on shady aspects where isolated instabilities are present within the snowpack on steep wind sheltered locations. Another dry forecast for tomorrow but a colder bite is expected as the winds shift towards the North-East, increase slightly and the freezing level lowers.

Above:  Looking south from Cairn Gorm. 

Above: Looking down Y Gully towards Shelter Stone and Carn Etchachan crags. 

Above: Hells Lum crag with some minor debris noted on the apron below. Cornices still present on East aspects. 

Above: Loch Avon and Beinn Mheadhoin.  Stag rocks on the near left.

Above: respect to the 2 individuals for putting these tracks in.  Much more efficient on ski’s this morning. 

Above: Coire an t-Snechda. 

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