Loch Avon Views

11th February 2022

Today was a bit more settled than yesterday. This gave the opportunity to see what was happening on the plateau and over in the Loch Avon basin. Up on the plateau yesterdays windslab was in general very firm, having been packed in by yesterdays strong winds. Even in more lower more sheltered areas the snowpack was firmer and more consolidated than yesterday. All change again tomorrow with milder air coming in and the freezing level going up around summit level.

A good example of raised footprints. 

Cornices have not really been in issue this season due to the general lack of snow. However,  this cornice was spotted above Hell’s Lum.

The view over the Feith Buidhe slabs to Ben MacDui behind. It feels like there is more snow in this area than in Coire an t-Sneachda for example. 

Carn Etchachan and the Shelterstone. 

The view into the Loch Avon basin. 

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