12th February 2016
A change of wind direction has caused redistribution of the existing soft snow to leave areas of unstable Â windslab in sheltered locations. Complex mountain terrain can cause local winds to be significantly different from the forecast wind so these sheltered locations might not be where you’d expect them to be. The North face of Ben Nevis is often affected like this.
Two human triggered avalanches on Aonach Mor and reports of more on Ben Nevis. Several teams either turned back or changed their plans after finding unstable snow.
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12th February 2016 8:44 pm
A team of AMI members were on Aonach Mor today, as part of an avalanche education course run by Graham Moss (of SAIS). There was very interesting pockets of windslab on various orientations, and by the sounds of it, it was a good day for spotting instabilities. Thanks Graham for a great course.