28th March 2022
It was another sunny day in Lochaber. The snowpack had hardened up in the clear conditions overnight. Through the day it softened in locations exposed to the sun, but tended to remain firm in shady locations. There was plenty of evidence of Â both recent cornice collapse, and remaining cornices looking unstable.
Coire an Lohan of Aonach Mor.Â
Sections of cornice remain. These are prince to collapse when it is mild.Â
North-East face of Aonach Beag.
Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from near the summit of Aonach Beag. An interesting fact about the summit of Aonach Beag is that it is the highest point in the UK made from non-igneous rock (the summit of Ben Nevis made from Andesite lavas, and the high tops the Cairngorms from granite). The summit on Aonach Beag always seems to get a good covering Â of snow during the winter.Â
More examples of not very stable cornices in this case close to the summit of Aonach Beag.Â
The view over the central Mamores towards Bidean nam Bian in the haze.Â
The view South over some of the more Eastern Mamores. Hard to make out but Meall a Bhuiridh and Creise are behind.Â
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