Cold again.

10th April 2021

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Another cold day, occasional light showers but generally bright with good visibility. Around minus 4 degrees but with a very high windchill. Isolated pockets of soft snow with very old snow remaining firm and icy. Extensive areas of ice have formed on footpaths, watercourses are also freezing up.

Crumbling edges around the Corrie of the Stuic. Probably fair to assume these will collapse when it starts to warm up.

 

The snow cover is very firm and icy in most locations. Pockets of softer snow will be encountered but generally it’s not deep.

 

The Dubh Loch crags are getting into rock climbing mode. South-East Gully and Central Gully still hold some snow.

 

On the opposite side of the Glen, Eagles Rocks, which has a more watercourses is starting to look very icy for this time of year. Some collapsing occurred as I passed early afternoon.

 

Looking down towards the Dubh Loch from the head of the Glen. Another shower about to roll in.

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