Soft unconsolidated snow
2nd February 2019
After over 24 hours of continuous light snowfall there is finally a blanket of soft unconsolidated snow on all aspects. Â Deep firm accumulations are to be found over the back of Cairngorm after last weekends blizzard. Â New soft unconsolidated windslab overlies E to S aspects in steep sheltered areas. Â Snow shoe or ski make it a bit easier for travel although there still isn’t a ski base so watch out for rocks unless you’re on piste. Â Buttresses are covered in rime ice and soft snow with limited ice. Â Reports of ice forming on West facing crags.
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