Some consolidation then more snow

29th February 2020

There was a milder period last night when the freezing level rose to around 1200 metres. This has helped consolidate the snowpack but instabilities remain especially in deeper accumulations and at higher elevations. The snow which then fell after the temperature dropped is poorly bonded to the melt/freeze layer. Although generally not deep it is easily triggered by a low additional load such as a single skier.

There have been several avalanches on the Lochaber area in the last 24 hours with these happening before, during and after the warmer period last night.

Although there were some brighter spells today, flat light made taking pictures of snow and avalanches debris difficult. All the pictures below are on Aonach Mor.

Looking down ‘The Goose’ at Nevis Range.

Easy Gully

Coire an Lochan to the South of Easy Gully.

Cornice above Coire an Lochan.

Looking into Coire Dubh towards Braveheart chair.

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