Thaw/Refreeze

26th February 2015

An abrupt overnight thaw stripped back the snowpack and resulted in some significant wet slab releases.  By the morning the snowpack was refreezing and fresh windslab was being deposited.

Less snow on the West face of Aonach Dubh after overnight thaw

Less snow on the West face of Aonach Dubh after overnight thaw

The 'Flypaper' seamed with water runnels from the thaw

The ‘Flypaper’ seamed with water runnels from the thaw

'Dirty' wet slab avalanche track on Glen Etive flank of Buachaille Etive Mor

‘Dirty’ wet slab avalanche track on Glen Etive flank of Buachaille Etive Mor

Large mound of debris on moor below Great Gully after last night

Large mound of debris on moor below Great Gully after last night

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