Avalanche Activity

9th March 2018

Overnight and through this morning snow showers fell mostly above 400 metres, these were accompanied by strong West-South-Westerly winds. It became drier and brighter in the afternoon and the Southerly winds eased. The freezing level slowly rose to around 700 metres.

West face of Aonach Dubh with plenty of ice around.

The Aonach Eagach ridge with the ice routes of Blue Ribband and Finley’s Tail clearly showing off

Buachaille Etive Beag

Ski Patrol cut this size 1 avalanche this morning as part of their area checks. Its on a North-Easterly aspect at around 840 metres, other avalanche activity also noted today and field tests show easy shears. Thanks to Keith Hill for the photo


Buachaille Etive Mor

Note the drifting snow at around 900 metres.

Tell tale signs of windslab that is weakly bonded

North aspect of Buachaile Etive Mor

looking into Coire Gabhail plenty of ice smears on the left side with Stob Coire Sgreamhach back right

Stob Coire nan Lochan…. note all the climbers on various climbs

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