Dry, cold conditions prevailed.

1st February 2021

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The cold, dry conditions have continued through this period with fresh Easterly winds. Moderately to weakly bonded windslab is present mainly on South-West to North-West aspects above 700 metres also, localised accumulations exist on North and South aspects due to cross loading. Weaknesses are also persisting in older windslab above 750 metres although these are bridged by an icy crust. Cornices are fragile. The avalanche hazard is Considerable.

Stob Dearg, Buachaille Etive Mor

Southerly aspect of Sron a’ Choire Odhair-bhig. Spot the skiers.

West face of Aonach Dubh on the left, Church Door and Diamond buttresses in the centre of the photo, the summit of Bidean is directly above these buttresses, An-t-Sron on the right.

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