Windslab accumulations in high, lee locations

18th January 2021

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(Above) Coire a Bhein. Pockets of poorly bonded windslab accumulations in high, sheltered, Easterly locations today above 800 metres.

(Above) High re-entrant (seen skyline left of centre, first photo) – the site for today’s formal snowpit

(Above) Easy ‘reactive’ fails in recent layers were noted today on this Easterly aspect at around 850 metres

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