Dry and bright
9th April 2019
It has been a sunny spring day with light East-South-Easterly winds. The snow pack is slowly thawing with some surface instabilities such as sloughing developing as the day warmed up which had an effect on steeper and concave sun exposed snow covered aspects. The freezing levels have been above the summits and is lowering slightly overnight to 1100 /1200 metres so perhaps there is a chance it will harden the snow surface on the higher summits. In general though the snow pack is well bonded and stable and the avalanche hazard is Low. I have seen a lot of walkers out on the hill today, travel conditions are good with most of our ridges and summits clear of snow although snow patches are becoming wetter and in some shaded areas still remaining firm. Loose rocks are a risk and a usual occurrence in the thawing conditions.
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