Cold calm conditions

28th December 2020

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Cold settled conditions with average summit temperatures of minus 7 C.  Widespread soft snow overlies a very firm snowpack leading to serious run out potential on steep slopes.

Debris from recent avalanche activity was observed at the bottom of a NW facing gully and from a steep coire rim of the same aspect

Mid winter light on the plateau

Avalanche debris on a NW aspect Sneachda

Shallow soft snow overlies the very firm old snowpack

 

Wind eroded snow from the previous days South-East winds.

 

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