Ben Nevis Day.

4th March 2016

Conditions were relatively clear on Ben Nevis this morning. However, by lunchtime the cloud level had dropped to to around 700 metres, and that combined with blowing snow gave poor visibility. In general the wind was from the the North-East. However, the North face of Ben Nevis has some complex topography, which causes the wind to swirl about, often creating a complicated pattern of windslab distribution, which should be treated with care.

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Clear during the morning. Carn Dearg Buttress with a fair bit of ice on it.

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Blowing snow and snow showers at around midday.

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Unstable snow about. Am impressive shooting crack caused by my foot (on the right) on a North-Easterly aspect. 

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Poor visibility this afternoon. The CIC hut cascade at around 700 metres

 

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