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28th December 2020

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Low cloud, light winds and light snowfall persisted through the morning, but clearing by mid afternoon to reveal a winter landscape! There is a good covering of snow on all aspects generally above 300 metres. With changing wind directions and variable amounts of fresh snowfall during the previous 24hrs, there are areas of windslab on a range of aspects from North East through South East to West, mostly on steep slopes above 800 metres.

(Above) Snow to low levels overnight in Glen Torridon, but thawing below 250 metres during the day.

(Above) Waterfall at around 600 metres. Looking into Coire an Laoigh of Beinn Eighe this morning. Lots of running water as the ground remains relatively warm and wet from early winter mild conditions. The mountain springs remain unfrozen. With cold air temperatures and free water running –  conditions that may produce some good ice!

(Above) Beinn Eighe ridge and Sgurr nan Fhir Duibhe. Hard going through the unconsolidated snow mostly shin deep with a few deeper drifts to negotiate.

(Above) Liathach emerging from the mists early afternoon.




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