By Paul Homewood
From the BBC:
Seventy-three patches of snow have survived on Scotland’s hills from last winter – the most for 21 years, according to a man who counts them.
Iain Cameron writes about, photographs and measures snow.
His records of the white stuff are published by the Royal Meteorological Society.
The total of 73 is the most since 1994. They have lingered through to this winter because of the cool spring and frequent snow showers until June.
Patches were recorded on mountains such as Creag Meagaidh, Ben Macdui and Ben Nevis.
Mr Cameron said snow had survived this in areas where the phenomenon was unusual.
He said: “This includes, also for the first time since 1994, mountains in the north west Highlands, where 12 patches survived.
“The reason so many patches survived is undoubtedly to do with the very cool spring, which saw frequent and heavy snow…
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