High Pressure Continues…

14th April 2021

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Another beautiful morning with a bit of cloud build up during the afternoon. Calm conditions even at summit level, with occasional light variable winds. The sunlight is very strong and surface layers of the snow were softening on Southerly aspects. Ice fall was heard multiple times on Eagles Rock, which gets a lot of sun directly on it. Firm snow conditions encountered on Northerly aspects though.
Looks like the high pressure is here to stay for the next couple of days so another sunny day has been forecast for tomorrow.

Ice collapse heard today on Eagles Rock as the ice over the waterfalls continues to break away…

 

Coire Loch Kander – Not much snow left here but firm underfoot conditions in the shade.

 

Distant view to the Cairngorm Mountains from Cairn Bannoch (1012m). Plenty of snow at higher elevations…

 

Long shot from Cairn Bannoch to Beinn a’Bhuird

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