25th February 2015
Today I was in early and was up at 1200 metres on Aonach Mor around 8.30am (I will admit to a fair bit of mechanical assistants on the ascent). This paid off as I had about an hour when conditions were clear and sunny, and so I could get a good look at what the latest storms had done. As expected there was loads of new snow in sheltered locations and evidence of various avalanches. There were also some pretty big cornices, some of which are bound to drop off in tonights thaw.
There are some weak cornices about. I suspect few of these will drop during the mild wet conditions expected tonight.
Coire an Lochan looking snowy
The view into the coire form the top of Easy Gully. There was fresh debris below Easy Gully, but it did not really show up in the photo I took of it. Â
A couple of avalanches in Carn Beag Dearg bowl. A small recent one on the left, and an older, more substantial slab in the middle. The debris for this avalanche is not clear as it is partially out of shot, and partially buried by more recent snowfall.Â
Looking down Coire Dubh with the debris from a section of cornice cut by ski patrol. Older partially buried debris can also be seen.
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