Damp and Mild with Avalanche Activity

7th April 2018

Much milder today with summit temperature of plus 1.5 degrees celsius. Isolated showers of light rain and drizzle at all levels and the winds were moderate from a Southerly direction. The freezing level was above the summits.

The snowpack continues to slowly consolidate in the mild conditions. However, wet snow instabilities still remain on steep aspects above 900 metres. These are mainly, but not exclusively, on North-West through North to East aspects. Avalanche activity noted today on Easterly aspects. At lower elevations the wet snowpack will be generally stable. Large cornices still exist, and these will be prone to collapse.

 

Avalanche debris this was trigged by a skier today on an Easterly aspect

Water soaked snowpack from a stream beneath the snow

Snow cover getting depleted plenty of black rocks and buttresses no longer holding the snow. Buachaille Etive Mor on the left with the A82 running towards Glen Coe

The 3 sisters of Glen Coe…. again notes the black buttresses

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