Pockets of soft slab

8th January 2021

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(Above) Creag Meagaidh general area. A good general covering of snow, less so below 400 and improves considerably with height. The foreground hills of Na Cnapanan (on the Cairn Liath side of the range, right of photo) the scene today of some minor avalanche activity, on a SW aspect  – at the relatively low elevation of 700m.

(Above) Southerly slopes (right of photo) – the backwall of Lochan Coire Choille-rais. Pockets of slab noted overlying a soft ,poorly bonded layer at today’s pit site at 840m

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