Windy and turning milder
28th March 2021
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This blog is intended to provide hazard and mountain condition information to help plan safer mountain trips.
There was a brief period of thaw last night although this only affected the surface of the snowpack. A much more significant thaw with heavy rain arrives tonight. On North through East to South-East aspects above 1000 metres moderately bonded soft snow remains around coire rims and gully tops. There is a very thin crust above this although on foot you can sink in at least knee deep!Â Wet snow instabilities will develop in these locations during overnight heavy rain. Cornices are present above many steep slopes and gullies on these aspects and are prone to collapse in the mild conditions. In other locations the snowpack is firm and stable.
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