A Very Wet Day

12th February 2022

Today was very wet with strong South-Westerly winds. There was a significant thaw and river levels were very high. Wet snow instabilities developed on North-West through East to South East aspects above 800 metres. The temperature has started to drop and the snowpack is starting to consolidate. Some fresh summit snow is forecast overnight, clearing to give a dry day with light winds and the freezing level around 900 metres. The snowpack will continue to consolidate and begin to refreeze as the freezing level lowers.

Looking across to the east facing slopes of Beinn Fhada.

North-East facing slopes at 850 metres on Buachaille Etive Beag today. Despite the thaw plenty of snow remains on higher North through East to South-East aspects. .

A view of the Aonach Eagach during a clearing on my descent.

North-East facing slopes of Stob a’ Ghlais Choire

Stob Coire nan Lochan

Comments on this post

Got something to say? Leave a comment

    Latest SAIS Avalanche Reports
    Archives
    Categories
    RSS Feed
    Keep up to date by subscribing to our RSS feed
Service funded by sportscotland
Forecast data supplied by the Met Office
SAIS Sponsors