Avalanche day

27th March 2024

A day of persistent snowfall with drifting snow on the upper mountain. An avalanche was triggered from a crag apron on a North-West aspect at 1050 metres.  In steep wind sheltered areas, the snowpack is poorly bonded, this is due to fresh denser windslab overlying the soft snow beneath.  Drifting snow is expected to continue over the next 24 hours.

A glimpse of Coire an Lochain this afternoon before it all clagged in again.

On a NW aspect at 1050m. Although difficult to see from the photograph, cracking was evident under ski which represents snowpack weakness.

Flat light with no definition during descent.

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