Mostly thawing

18th March 2024

Another dry day with some sunshine and fresh South-South-Westerly winds. The freezing level dropped to around 1100 metres this morning before rising to above summit level again resulting in a thawing snowpack on all but the highest summits.

Some pictures below showing conditions on Ben Nevis.

Heading up to Coire na Ciste, Not much snow below 900 metres.


Coire na Ciste. Old avalanche debris visible on the left below Number 2 Gully.


Tower Ridge


Cornices remain. While these are fairly stable, collapse is possible and unpredictable. They are more stable in colder conditions and more prone to collapse in warm and wet conditions as are forecast for tonight.


Ben Nevis from the North.

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