Carn Mor Dearg
3rd December 2020
The Scottish Avalanche Information Service would recommend that those wishing to enjoy the winter mountains refer to Mountaineering Scotland and Scottish Government advice regarding Covid-19 and outdoor activities.
Today I had a wander up towards, but not quite to the top of, Carn Mor Dearg. The views were pretty good at first with cloud building and then engulfing Ben Nevis. It did clear up again during the afternoon. Overnight snow showers have left the hills looking a fair bit whiter than yesterday. In general there is little depth to the fresh snow and in most places it is sitting on bare ground. However, in a few locations, such as the top of higher gullies, there is a layer of fresh windslab sitting on top of the old hard refrozen snowpack. Although localised, these areas can be quite unstable, avalanche debris from last night was visible. The tops of higher slopes and gullies should be treated therefor be treated with some caution as in the current early season conditions even a small slide has the potential to run out into rocky ground and thus be very serious.
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