Saturated layers

6th March 2014

(Above) Cairn Liath plateau area. Some scouring now on exposed hillsides which are somewhat depleted after a bit of a melt down last night. (Avalanche debris from wet snow slides just about visible on East facing slopes of Coire a Chrichairein in background.

(Above) Large ‘creepy’ creep lines on steep convexities – this one on a NW aspect above 900m.
 What look like tracks in top rt cnt of photo in fact largish crevasse like features formed by a ‘slumping’ of the slope (easy enough to fall into, if not careful, uh-umm!)

(Above) Pit site ‘debris’.
Mucho snow still around in high sheltered lee locations – 5.50m measured at today’s site
(Above) This the culprit of slumped convexities and of last nights wet snow avalanche events.
(A saturated layer deep in the pack with water flooding and overlying a harder denser under layer)

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