Icy underfoot.

11th March 2021

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There was another brief thaw/freeze cycle which has continued the very icy and stable conditions. There was little new snow, perhaps a touch around the highest summits.


Todays showers fell mostly as graupel.


Although we have some deep snow left, the general cover is patchy. Looking to Cairn O Claise (1064 metres).


There is plenty of ice underfoot due to a number of recent thaw-freeze cycles . Crampons are very useful when ascending/descending steep ground.

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