Poor visibility, lots of graupel & good skiing.

2nd April 2018

An unusual venue today. Conachcraig 854 metres to the North East of Lochnagar. The West facing slopes and especially the burn line are holding good snow after the recent Easterlies.

Above, skinning up the Westerly burn with Meikle Pap and the corrie of Lochnagar in the background.

Above, there was a lot of graupel around today. In the snowpack and on the snowpack. This has the potential to cause an increase in instability as fresh snow arrives.

The image above is on a Westerly aspect at 800 metres. The recently deposited unstable wind slab is clearly visible.

In sheltered West facing locations there is some great skiing. However, this is also the aspect where the greatest level of instability is found on steeper terrain at higher levels.

Looking North West towards Gelder Shiel and the Dee. Skiable snow more or less to the bothy along the land rover track that had drifted in.

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