Windy and Mild

27th January 2018

Overnight, the freezing level rose above the summits and rain fell through the night and into the morning at all levels. The freezing level started to lower during the afternoon with some light snow showers over the summits. The winds were very strong from the West-South-West.

Buachaille Etive Mor

The snowpack is moist at all levels and wet snow instabilities were present on many steep slopes particularly on North-West through North to East aspects above 800 metres. Recent avalanche activity was noted on a North-West aspect and several cornices have collapsed on Northerly aspects. The avalanche hazard is Considerable.

Stob Coire nan Lochan

Stob Coire Reinach and Beine Fhada

North face of Aonach Dubh note the winds blowing the rain and melt water up the crag

West summit of Bidean note the avalanche debris centre right as seen from the road

Diamond and Church door buttresses on Bidean

West face of Aonach Dubh note the water flowing off the hill

Aonach Eagach ridge – compare with yesterday photo to see the snow loss

Saw this chap on the way down

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