A warmer day

15th February 2021

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The freezing level had gradually risen overnight and was just below summit level for most of the day. There has been a thaw at most levels and a general consolidation of the snowpack. Instabilities still persist at depth mainly on W to N aspects above 900 metres.

Looking down the Alt mor at about 520 metres. The North West facing bank still has good snow cover but the limited snow that was present on the South East facing bank has melted in the thaw.

 

Looking across to Mheall a’ Bhuachaille from the Chalamain gap. The snow cover is reduced from yesterday.

 

Looking into the Chalamain gap. The cornices on the North West aspect formed in the recent strong South-Easterly winds.

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