Sunshine on the snow…..

4th February 2020

It was dry, fine and bright with light North-Westerly winds, the freezing level was around 950 metres.

A thaw freeze cycle has helped to partially consolidated the snowpack. Localised pockets of poorly bonded windslab still exist mainly on North to East aspects above 900 metres. Wind sheltered steep locations such as coire rims, gully exits and ridge flanks above 900 metres are particularly affected. The avalanche hazard is Low.

Loch Leven, looking west to the Ardgour hills. Garbh Bheinn is on the left.

Loch Leven, looking eastwards with Mamores in the distance.

The Aonach Eagach Ridge.

Buachaille Etive Mor.

At 650 metres on Meall a Bhuiridh looking across to Sron na Creise.

Ski tourers on Meall a Bhuiridh at 850 metres.

Looking north westwards to the Mamore hills.

looking north eastwards across the Rannoch Moor.

The head of Coire Gabhail (Lost Valley) cornices have formed along the distant ridge line.

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