More Cornice Collapse

17th March 2021

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Despite starting off quite cloudy, it cleared up nicely around 11am. Colder conditions overnight had frozen the snowpack. However, it did start to soften during the day. There was plenty of evidence of cornice collapse on Aonach Mor. These likely occurred on Monday night when it started to thaw.  There are plenty of cornices remaining which will be prone to collapse when the thaw resumes.

Carn mor Dearg with Ben Nevis emerging from the cloud behind. 

A section of remaining cornice. I am not quite sure how this did not fall off previously, but suspect it won’t be too long before it does go. 

Aonach Beag still holding plenty of snow. 

An cornice triggered avalanche of the East face of Aonach Mor. This likely come down on Monday night when it turned mild. Aonach Beag in the background. 

A closer view of the debris of the avalanche shown in the previous photo. 

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