Bitterly cold wind…

9th April 2021

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A mostly bright day with some cloud pushing through at times and just the odd flurry of snow. The wind chill was significant with any exposed skin becoming painful within minutes. The old snow patches are firm and icy with occasional patches of fresh windslab encountered. These are mostly avoidable and generally shallow, although the odd deeper area does exist.
Should be slightly less windy on Saturday and mostly dry, but still pretty cold.

Coire na Ciche, Beinn a’Bhuird. Patches of windslab visible around the corrie rims.

 

The tors on Ben Avon (1171m).

 

Creag an Dubh-Loch (983m) and Cairn Bannoch (1012m) from Carn an t-Sagairt Mor.

 

West aspect of Cac Carn Beg, Lochnagar (1155m).

 

Firm snow patches on the North aspect of Carn an t-Sagairt Mor (1047m).

 

Deep snow still lies in the Feindallacher Burn at 600 metres.

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