Hold onto your hats, it’s a wild and windy St Patrick’s day!
17th March 2022
A return to windy weather with 85 mph gusts over the tops. Drifting snow from the plateau, new windslab accumulations have developed on steep wind sheltered terrain at higher levels. The winds were from the South-West making it hard going for anyone walking into the corries. A couple of early birds left to go climbing at first light to avoid the increasing winds, they had a successful morning with reports of superb climbing conditions on a North-West facing buttress. On a steep Northerly aspect above 1000 metres a human triggered avalanche occurred at around midday. Elsewhere the snowpack is mostly wind scoured and firm.
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