29th January 2007

The mild conditions continued today. The snowpack is gradually consolidating in the warm temperatures. The greatest hazard on Ben Nevis today was being hit by collapsing snow and ice. Saturated cornices are prone to spontaneous collapse. Observatory gully was filled with small shards of ice (see top picture). These are the remains of bigger chunks that have fallen of the crags during the past few days. The bottom pictures shows that there is some ice left on the crags around Point Five Gully.

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