Loch Morlich was like a mirror today. As we drove up towards Cairngorm the temperature increased from 4 Celsius to 5 at the Coire Cas ski area carpark. There has been very little change in the general snow cover over the past few days with all the main gully lines still holding onto the snow. The temperature is forecast to drop later this week and with very little fresh snow predicted the old snowpack will become very icy and unforgiving to a simple slip. Ice axe and crampons essential!