Another fine winter’s day.

19th January 2015

It was another fine winter’s day in Glen Coe (I could get use day’s like these). However, don’t let the fine weather lull you into a false sense of security, there are some quite unstable patches of windslab about. The last picture shows a crack that I created by standing on a small patch of this slab, not very well bonded at the base. I saw the first hints of faceting within the snowpack today, and with the temperature forecast to stay low, these will continue to develop, preventing the consolidation of the existing windslab deposits.

Stob Coire Nan Lochan and Aonach Dubh this morning.

Stob Coire Nan Lochan and Aonach Dubh this morning.

Looking North to Ben Nevis and the Lochaber hills.

Looking North-West to Ben Nevis and the Lochaber hills.

Looking North East.

Looking North East to the East end of the Grey Coiries. 

Evidence of wind erosion of the snow pack.

Evidence of wind erosion of the snow pack.

Cracking within the snowpack.

Cracking within the snowpack.

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