A Spring Coincidence

1st March 2024

Today was bright and sunny with light variable winds, with a cold and frosty start, coincidently ‘spring like’ and in accordance to the meteorological calendar (1st March, see When does spring start? – Met Office).

Deposits of windslab were observed on mainly higher North to East aspects, though accumulations remain in specific areas around coire rims, head walls, gullies and crag aprons. Debris from a small avalanche was observed in the Lost Valley Butresses area, likely triggered by cornice collapse. Some other remaining cornices looking quite large and likely prone to collapse with little further encouragement. The old snowpack is generally refrozen.

Mainly dry through to Sunday evening when further snow is possible.

Initial views this morning up to Stob Coire nam Beith.


Snow and frost on the Aonach Eagach Ridge.


Stob Coire Altruim on Buchaille Etive Mor.


Avalanche debris below the Lost Valley Buttresses.


Colder temperatures overnight with a frost down to sea level.


View across to Creise with accumulations high up around corie rims, head walls, gullies and crag aprons.


Soft surface slab breaking away on a lower frozen layer, NE aspects Meall a Bhuiridh.


Spying the routes, buttresses and gullies above Coire nan Lochan.

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