11th April 2024

Overnight the Freezing level remained above the summits. However, Cairngorm summit temperature did drop from 4.5 degrees to 1.6 degrees which is at least a positive trend towards consolidating the snow pack.

Some point release avalanches caused by wet snow instabilities were observed on Northerly aspects around 1000 metres, most likely initiated during the first hours of the thaw yesterday.

(Above) Northern coires from Loch Morlich.


(Above) Coire an Lochain.


(Above) Looking towards the Mess of Pottage. The burn lines were full due to yesterday’s rain and current thawing conditions.


(Above) Looking towards terrain just right of the goat track. Note some skiers who seemed to be enjoying their turns.


(Above) Coire an t Sneachda, showing current snow cover. Strong buffeting winds at this location.


(Above) Some stubborn cornices still hanging around.

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