13th March 2021

Covid -19
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This blog is intended to provide hazard and mountain condition information to help plan safer mountain trips.
A cold wind on Lochnagar today with some impressive snow devils blowing around but luckily the cloud held off and lifted above the summit. The old snow is firm and icy and the consequences of a slip or trip are serious. Some unstable snow around the rim of the corrie and in the gully exits which are fairly steep in places. Little change expected tomorrow.

Full winter conditions with mostly firm well bonded snow beneath the cliffs.


Underfoot conditions are mostly firm and icy with localised soft accumulations around the corrie rims and gully tops.


Looking across the corrie from the top of Right Hand Branch Black Spout


Full snow cover on the way towards the summit of Lochnagar – Cac Carn Beag 1155m.

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