10th February 2016
(Above) No surprise given the amount of new snow, drifting and collapsing cornices. Size 2 cornice triggered dry slab avalanche on a steep SE aspect in Coire Chriochairein. Start zone at 990m. Another slightly smaller event in the same coire, this time on an East aspect.
Very cold near summits today but definite warmth in the sun when it comes out. Even brief exposure to the sun at lower altitudes brought rapid consolidation. Too much heat though and we’ll be into wet snow instability on steeper ground at lower elevations.
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