Lighter winds

25th February 2020

The wind was ‘only’ around 20 mph today which was light compared to most days recently but still enough to redistribute snow and give a fairly low windchill temperature. The older refrozen wet snow is still a major feature in the snowpack with variable amounts of fresh snow and windslab on top.

All pictures are from Aonach Mor where flat light high up made taking pictures difficult this morning.

Air temperature at the CIC hut (675m) for the last week. The thaw/freeze cycles have left us with good climbing conditions.

Looking down the Alpha tow at Nevis Range. Full width cover on the piste here.

Two split boarders heading across the Aonach Mor plateau towards Summit Gully.

Looking into Easy Gully where there was a small slab avalanche this morning.

Aonach Mor summit cairn is fairly buried.

Looking up towards Summit and Spikes Gullies. The 2 snowboarders I met earlier are just visible in the picture skinning back up.

Coire an Lochan.

Good skiing conditions in many (but not all) places.

Looking up the line of Braveheart chair, Coire Dubh.

The sun appeared as I was heading down.

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