Light snow overnight mainly dry today

10th February 2019

Todays weather was much better than the stormy conditions of late. Calm, mainly dry with quite a lot of sunshine and blue skies at times.

The older snow is firm and is very icy in places and requires great care, small slips can easily lead to the most dire of consequences.

A layer of grauple exists in the recent deposits of windslab and is forming a distinct weak layer. Observations today noted that these areas are quite localised and with a bit of planning are generally avoidable.

 

Buachaille Etive Mor

Drifting and windslab onto North and Easterly aspects on Meall a Bhuiridh. A small ski triggered slab occurred after photo was taken. Location (near mid photo top) This area is a common spot for this type of slab release and provides a good indicator for observations.

A layer of grauple exists in the recent deposits of windslab and is forming a distinct weak layer. Observations today noted that these areas are quite localised and with a bit of planning are generally avoidable.

Looking up towards the East Ridge of Meall a Bhuiridh, pure magic.

Shearing on the Grauple layer. North East aspect at 900 metres.

Looking up towards the East Ridge Meall a Bhuiridh

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