After the Storm.
10th February 2019
After a couple of stormy days, it cleared up today. I saw evidence of quite a substantial avalanche in Coire an Lochan which probably released during the milder conditions on Friday. The snowpack which existed on Friday and got wet as the freezing level rose has now refrozen and consolidated. However, fresh deposits of windslab were deposited last night. Although not particular extensive these are not very stable. I saw a couple of small avalanches that had released this morning. There are also some pretty unstable cornices about.
There was some snow overnight. The weather cleared during the day. However, there was still a bit of snow blowing around during the morning.
A section of the snowpack shows two thin icy crusts caused by a couple of mild blips during the past few days when the freezing level rose above the tops and rain fell on the snowpack.
Summit and Spikes gullies (popular off piste ski descents) as filling in nicely.
The Grey Corries looking nice and white.
The crags of Coire an Lochan.
A team of ski tourers looking down Easy Gully. Notice the small crown wall running diagonally left from the boundary between the light and shadow. It looked like it had been triggered this morning by a couple of climbers abseiling into Easy Gully.
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