Deeper high level snow in places

6th January 2021

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(Above) Left to right (with snow): Sron a Ghoire, the Post Face of Coire Ardair, Coire nan Gall, and Coire Dubh nearest. Snow cover above 300m on Wednesday.
(Above) The Post Face of Coire Ardair. Bright and sunny today but persistently cold all day in areas such as the North to East facing crags shown here.
North to South East aspects expected to see new weaker windslab development by the end of the day tomorrow, Thursday.
(Above) South-facing sun-exposed slopes near Coire Chriochairein. Snow cover on all aspects at the moment but marginally more extensive on south facing slopes. The heavily shaded area in the photo below a cornice line faces ENE. More cornice development expected during the day.
(Above) Approaching the higher ground close to the top of the Carn Liath plateau. Transition to quite deep snow can be abrupt at times on the southern side of the Carn Liath plateau watershed.

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