Unstable Cornices

26th April 2013

No pictures today due to very poor visibility when on the hill

Its worth noting that there has been significant quantities of new snow over the past few days especially above 1000m.

Cornices are extremely unstable. On Aonach Mor, cornices were failing around 2 metres back from the edge and then releasing the slopes below. They are made of fairly hard windslab which supports your weight very well so walking about on the plateau feels relatively safe, which its not!

Similar picture on the Ben with reports of somebody going through the cornice above No4 Gully.

Please take care!!

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