3rd April 2024

Another day of poor visibility, the cloud base was between 600 and 700 metres for most of the day.  There was more or less continual light snowfall for most of the day above 900 metres on Easterly winds with a freezing level of around 1000 metres.  Remaining cool for the next 24 hours before milder unsettled weather arrives during Thursday evening.

A group of 3 descend the Fiacaill a Choire Chais ridge.

Boulder fields partially covered by unsupportive snow.


Comments on this post

  • Danny Barden
    3rd April 2024 6:49 pm

    Avalanche Report – 3rd April

    (Couldn’t find the usual link to report avalanche information so thought I worth posting here)

    Came across a climber who had topped out from Hidden Chimney and said he’d been avalanched below the chockstone. Appeared none the worse for his ordeal other than stating it had been ‘a bit of a slog’ after he’d been carried a short way by the slide.

  • Rich Walker
    3rd April 2024 11:31 pm

    It was my partner that was caught in a small avalanche in hidden chimney. Was either a large section of wind slab or part of the cornice that came down. Took him from above the chock stone and deposited him just below dangling on the bomber hex he’d placed. No injuries but pretty scary.
    The snow was deep and wet throughout.

    • ncairngormsadmin
      4th April 2024 5:10 pm

      Hi Rich
      thanks for your information and its also good to hear that your both OK. Sounds like your bomber hex saved the day!

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