Lots of Unstable Windslab!
16th February 2018
I was up on Buachaille Etive Beag today. There was plenty of fresh unstable snow, with a small cornice triggered avalanche on the way up to point 902m. What I found unusual about this particular avalanche was that as well as never actually having seen an avalanche on that slope before, I had also never seen it corniced (it is usually forms a big roll over). The short video shown at IMGP0017 shows how easily the snow was fracturing under my feet when walking above a trench on a relatively shallow slope of about 15 degrees not far from this avalanche.
There are also been reports of a significant skier triggered avalanche on Meall a Bhuridh. Take care over the weekend, plenty of unstable remaining.
See here IMGP0017 for a little video showing how easily the snow was fracturing under my feet when walking above a trench on a relatively shallow slope of about 15 degrees.
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