13th March 2022

After a cloudy and claggy start to the day it started to clear around midday. At the highest level the snowpack is quite firm. It lower levels it continues to slowly thaw. Snow cover it still good on the tops but going distinctly patchy below about 700 metres or so.

Not shortage water at the Laggan Dam. This is where most the of the Creag Meagaidh snowpack will eventually end up (hopefully not too soon though). 

The Loch in the main coire. Bits of ice left high and dry (well high and slightly damp might be more accurate-but you get the idea) as the loch level has dropped slightly. When tested (by electronic thermometer) the water temperature was plus one degrees Celsius. No wild swimmers were spotted!

Old avalanche debris in the Inner Coire. This was probably due to cornice collapse, with the large lumps being sections of former cornice. 

Some ice hanging in there at the highest levels. You can also see the whiteness at the top of the crags. This is associated with the dusting of fresh snow. 

Signs of snow full depth snow creep in Easy Gully. 

The main Coire after it cleared which was about midday. Plenty of old debris out of Raeburn’s Gully and Easy Gully. 

Looking over the hills to the South of Loch Laggan. 

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