The white blanket.
28th December 2020
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(Above) Part of the SE facing backwall of Coire Chriochairein. Overnight snowfall was carried on ENE and E winds. Pre-existing cornices and windslab, in the areas pictured above, were subject to a little scouring overnight. The rough looking snow surface (centre top) is the result of light wind-etching but not enough to remove much snow. Stability still marginal in these and similar places.
(Above) Today’s formal snow observations were in the col (which is actually on a broad ridge) between the two nearest rocky bosses. Bit of a wade from the boulder onwards through cold, dry sometimes knee deep snow.
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