Sunny intervals.

10th April 2019

A cloud covered sky at first with poor visibility on the tops but by mid morning it began to clear and we had some brighter periods. The snow pack is gradually depleting and is generally well bonded and stable. The snow cover is now very patchy even at higher levels but the remaining snow patches are quite firm and I met several hill walkers today with light mountain training shoes/approach types of footwear and they had to turn back as the snow is still rather firm and while it softens a bit during the day the night time temperatures seen to be keeping the snow quite firm. Some walkers were using crampons on the steeper ground.

The view towards Loch Clair, only a patchy snow pack remaining.

The hills were alive with the sound of the Swiss. This is Beat from near St Moritz, who loves our Scottish hills. He was delighted to inform me that he reads our SAIS report and blogs and often rents a cottage in Torridon or Kinlochewe village for a week or two.

View over Coire an Laoigh , Sgurr Ban and Sgurr nan Fhir Duibhe.

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