Fresh powder and poor visibility

13th March 2021

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This blog is intended to provide hazard and mountain condition information to help plan safer mountain trips.
On North-East through to South-East aspects, the existing recent windslab will continue to increase in depth due to drifting. This will be mainly above 850 metres. More detail can be found in the report.
It was a murky day on Ben Nevis today, with poor visibility in the higher corries. There was some overnight fresh snow, but perhaps not quite as much as was expected.
Looking back down to the CIC hut.
Looking up into the murk of Corrie na Ciste. Poor visibility is a definite consideration when trying to make decisions in avalanche terrain, and the Be Avalanche Aware protocol does stress this point well.

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