Another cold day

12th January 2021

Covid -19
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This blog is intended to provide hazard and mountain condition information to help plan safer mountain trips.
Today was cold and generally cloudy with some better visibility later on. The old  snowpack has stabilised as the freezing level rose with rain before dropping back down again yesterday. Some accumulations of fresh weakly bonded windslab are present in localised areas on South to East aspects above 950 metres as shown in the picture below.

Some debris from a shallow avalanche that most likely occurred during the snowfall yesterday evening. This is on a South-East aspect at 1100 metres in Ciste Mhearad. You can see the small but fragile cornice above and the crown wall in the top left of the picture.

Coire an t Sneachda

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