Not So Settled!

4th March 2016

Persistent light wintry showers after a bright start. Some snow redistribution in the strong North-East wind observed at summit levels. The breakable crust was tiresome!

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Nice first thing this morning. Good snow cover on all aspects, most of which is breakable crust!

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East end of Liathach. Some old single point avalanches and cornice collapse slides visible mainly on South-East to South aspects, more than likely from Wednesday.

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The dreaded breakable crust! The worst kind where it nearly takes your weight, but……

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Coire an Laoigh, Beinn Eighe – the snow profile site. Large refrozen sagging cornices visible at the low point on the ridge above a steep South-East aspect slope.

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Ice climbs hanging in there on Pyramid Buttress, south side Liathach.

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