Windy and cold.

9th February 2024

Another blustery day on the hill! Strong gusts threatend to knock over the unwary. Lots of frozen terrain from the Glens upwards and some tricky water ice and old snow ice patches to contend with  above 700 meters. Trace amounts of new snow were falling through the day though it was sometimes hard to distinguish it from the more recent transportable snow being redistributed on the eddying winds around the mountain.

(Above) The East face of Aonach Mor, showing snow cover which is mostly firm and icy.


(Above) Gusty winds redistributing small amounts of snow.


(Above) Significant patches of water ice were present the Northerly slopes of Aonach Mor above 600 meters.


(Above) Small and shallow isolated patches of weakly bonded windslab were encountered on today’s journey.


(Above) The background mountains are showing the patchy snow cover on Carn Beag Dearg.


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