Heavy thaw conditions….

12th January 2022

It has been very mild with rain at all levels, strong South-Westerly winds have helped deplete the thawing snowpack.

Stob Dearg and coire na Tulaich, Buachaille Etive Mor.

Beinn Fhada on the left, looking in Coire Gabhail (lost valley), Gearr Aonach on the right, Aonach Dubh furtherest right.

Stob Coire nan Lochan still holding a lot of snow.

Snow melt and rain running out of Coire nam Beith.

Forecast Weather Influences: The freezing level will remain well above the summits for this period. Overnight, some short spells of rain then mainly dry through the day, some further rain towards the end of the day. Winds will be strong mainly from the West-South-Westerly direction.

Forecast Snow Stability and Hazard: The snowpack will continue to thaw and diminish remaining generally well bonded and stable. Existing cornices will be soft and unstable. The avalanche hazard will be Low.

Home work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao2Jfm35XeE

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