A breezy day.

18th March 2022

A clear day with no precipitation.  Strong South-Westerly winds with drifting snow at higher levels.  Unstable windslab accumulations remain a hazard.  A small slough was observed this morning from the steep convex North facing slope at the top of the Goat Track.  Even if caught in a small avalanche it could be enough to sweep someone off their feet and potentially rattle down into serious terrain below.  Apart from these localised areas of unstable windslab the overall snowpack is firm and stable.

See the most update avalanche report for more details. https://www.sais.gov.uk/northern-cairngorms/

Looking up the Fiachaill Cas ridge. Unstable windslab accumulations have developed below the coire rim from the Cas head wall to the Cas ridge.

Views into Coire an t-Sneachda.

A crown wall from a small slough can be seen at the top of the goat track, Fiachaill Buttress to the right. Coire an Lochain behind displaying some impressive cornices.

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