11th March 2018
After yesterday’s strong winds and no visibility it was wonderful to have amazing views and light winds. The snow cover is absolutely amazing with snow right down into the glens – if you are a keen ski tourer the options at the moment are extensive.
It became obvious fairly quickly that nobody had been into Lochnagar recently and much applause needs to go to the three young climbers who broke trail for most of the way in with full climbing sacks. Also to the pair of climbers who walked in from Gelder Shiel, breaking trail all the way – hard work at the moment!
The air temperature rose a little earlier and went a little higher than expected – which was actually a positive thing as it has helped to consolidate the recent accumulations. We’ve just been sent a photo by Nick (BMRT) of an avalanche in Coire Fionn, Glas Maol that was receiving a lot of drifted snow into it yesterday.
Light winds expected again tomorrow – but there might be more in the way of cloud around. Cooling down a little so some of the snow will start to firm up a bit.
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