Fresh snow and sunshine
18th February 2023
After overnight snow it was a beautiful sunny morning with light winds. Cloudier but dry in the afternoon. It was great to see plenty people out climbing, walking and ski touring.
A brief warming towards the end of the snowfall when the freezing level rose above 1200 metres triggered several avalanches. I observed debris from 3 on East and North-East aspects. As the temperature dropped again the wet surface refroze to give a widespread breakable crust. The older snowpack has become very firm in the colder temperatures.
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