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29th December 2020

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Today was another day of snow showers and poor visibility. There was fresh snow at most levels making trail breaking hard work, however in many locations this snow is shallow and lies on bare rock. Above 750 metres windslab was building in sheltered locations on East through South to South-West aspects.

Breaking trail on our way into Coire an Laoigh, Beinn Eighe

Looking into Coire an Laoigh during a brief clearing.

Looking at snow on a Southerly aspect at 800 metres where some instabilities are present in the windslab which os building.

Looking across to Sgurr Dubh

Looking across to Maol Chean-dearg with Beinn Damh in the back on the right

A view of Liathach as we descended.

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