An Cearcallach: more avalanche activity from Sunday.

25th February 2014

(Above) Cornice-triggered wet slab avalanche on An Cearcallach from Sunday.  This shoulder guards the entrance to a lonely coire in our area that ski-tourers may know.  The coire floor can be an excellent alternative descent (to the more-frequented Moy Coire) down towards Moy, off the Creag Meagaidh ‘whaleback’ plateau.

Weather was OK first thing this morning but closed in rapidly after this shot was taken, then very poor visibility for the rest of the day. Rain below 800m with sleet then snow above 900m and very strong SE winds. Old wet snow below 750m still a bit of a trial when foot-soldiering through it, though much firmer at higher altitudes with windslab blowing in onto lee slopes.

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