A black and white day.

10th April 2021

Covid -19
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This blog is intended to provide hazard and mountain condition information to help plan safer mountain trips.
Conditions were very similar to yesterday only the winds were lighter.  Scattered snow showers through the afternoon and cold temperatures; lows of minus 7C over the summits.  Softer accumulations of snow have filled in lee areas and hollows.  Instabilities persist within the deeper deposits of localised windslab.  These are mostly lingering around the tops of gullies and coire rims and steep convexities, on NE, E to S aspects.  Small avalanches could be triggered at the top of some steep slopes with potential to be carried down the steep icy slopes below.

Walking into Coire an t-Sneachda

Two climbers descend Aladdin’s couloir. Accumulations of windslab can be seen against the firm snow-ice.

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