Avalanche day.

5th February 2021

Covid -19
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Persistent snowfall across the Cairngorms throughout the day.  This fell down to glen levels.  Gale force winds with blizzard conditions at 500 metres.  A sizable avalanche was observed at 550 metres on a South-West facing slope this morning.  Weaknesses persist at depth beneath widespread accumulations of windslab.  Blizzard conditions are set to continue.  See todays avalanche report for more details.

At 500 metres.

Hunkering down at 560 metres.

Stormy conditions at low levels.

Click on the video below for todays hill conditions.

Comments on this post

  • Colin MacDonald
    5th February 2021 6:05 pm

    Interesting to see that the Drumnochter section of the A9 now seems to have a considerable avalanche hazard

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