18th December 2022

There was a strong South-East wind today and this was redistributing the recent soft snow resulting in poorly bonded windslab in sheltered locations, mainly on West to North aspects. There were weaknesses both within this windslab and on the older faceted layer beneath it mentioned in yesterday’s blog. Shooting cracks were once again a good indicator of poor stability.

Difficult conditions on the hill today with strong winds, drifting snow, poor visibility at higher elevations, deep drifts and icy patches now partially hidden by the fresh snow.

Looking West along Loch Eil.

Looking North to Glen Loy. Note the snow in the centre of the picture being redistributed by the wind.

Shooting cracks in the snow indicating instability.

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