500 metre snow line

14th March 2021

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A dry day in the Fannich’s with a brisk North-West-North wind. Snow line was around 500m today and although it looks fairly wintery, much of the fresh snow is lying on bare ground and the isolated patches of well bonded old snowpack above 800m.  Instabilities do exists so remember and check the report for the full avalanche hazard forecast.

Meall a’Chrasgaidh (934m) with an unfrozen Loch a’Mhadaidh (570m) in the foreground.

A fresh snowpack having been recently affected by strong winds. This is around the 750m contour.

(L) Carn na Criche (961m) and (R) Meall a’Chrasgaidh (934m) showing snow cover on North East aspects above 600m.


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