Wintry but Windy

14th January 2020

The strong winds have scoured many slopes redistributing snow to lower elevations. Localised accumulations of poorly bonded windslab exists in wind sheltered places mainly on North-West through North to North-Easterly aspects above 900 metres. Steep coire headwalls, sheltered gullies, scarp slopes and gully exits are most affected. Many areas are scoured and bare. Cornices are fragile. The avalanche hazard is Moderate today, tomorrow more snow and strong winds will increase the avalanche hazard; see the report – https://www.sais.gov.ukĀ .

Meall a Bhuiridh and Sron na Creise.

Stob Dearg’s northerly aspect.

Buachaille Etive Mor from Altnafeadh.

Wind scouring the slopes of Stob Mhic Mhartuin.

 

A party setting out for Lairig Eilde

Lairid Eilde.

Buachaille Etive Beag.

Am Bodach on the right with the Aonach Eagach beyond.

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