In search of clues.

14th March 2021

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Unstable windslab is continuing to develop on North-East to South-East aspects above 850 metres, and the avalanche hazard is considerable.
Today was a windy, snowy day with some poor visibility, and some significant depths of fresh windslab in sheltered locations. We found some recent avalanche debris on a steep NE aspect at around 950m.
Looking for clues on a steep NE facing aspect at around 950metres. Note the small windlip above indicating drifting onto lee slopes.
A close up of the windlip.
Not a great picture, but a small crown wall can be seen down and to the left of the small cornice. This ran approx 50m across the slope to a relatively shallow depth. Shallow depth instabilities were noticed most of the day when skiing on the recent windslab.

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