A driech day, and different types of avalanches.

5th April 2023

Today was wet and warm with freezing levels well above the summits. It did dry up a bit in the afternoon, but by then the damage was already done in terms of further snow melt and thawing. At least it will cool down a little over the next few days with freezing levels forecast to fluctuate around the tops.

Looking up the Allt a Mhuilinn.


The Douglas Boulder with North East Buttress and Tower Ridge hiding in the gloom.


Looking up to Coire na Ciste.

There is a lot of talk, regards signs of environmental changes on the landscape, in these climate changing times. One of these is landslips and landslides, often caused by very wet weather with / or rapid changes in temperature. There are a couple newish landslips on the Western flank of Carn Beag Dearg, which are apparent as you walk up to the CIC hut.

A small recent landslip low down on Carn Beag Dearg


Another fairly recent landslip, further up the glen.






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