Mild temperatures.

22nd January 2023

Significant snow loss at lower altitudes due to the mild temperatures and strong Southerly winds.   Large snowfields remain above 800 metres, including coire back walls.  The snowpack is mostly soft and thawing but some areas are icy and firm especially on wind exposed slopes and ridges.

Significant snow loss compared to yesterday.

Fresh windslab developed on Northerly aspects above 1000m during Saturday. Thaw conditions followed, this combined has led to some loose, wet, snow, avalanches. This debris was observed on the Cas Head wall at 1100m.

Extensive soft snowfields;  looking down the Cas ski area.

Looking into Coire an t- Sneachda. Thaw conditions, reports of rime ice falling off the buttresses.

The Fiacaill Buttress; looking very majestic.

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