An Cearcallach & the Moy Coire

7th February 2021

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(Above) Cold today in the Moy Coire. A steep west aspect on the shoulder of An Cearcallach. Drifting snow overnight and episodes of it during the day, too. Not much snowfall but there’s still enough snow available for transport up high to keep topping up lee slopes with windslab.
(Above) Looking up into the upper Moy Coire. Pleasant in a cold sort of way at least when the sun made a few fleeting appearances. Wide variety of snow surfaces again on lee slopes – crust, hard compressed snow and windslab. Avalanche activity higher up the slope on the right from overnight Saturday or early on Sunday. A relatively small event – size 1 dry slab. Cornice collapse debris also noted below a shallow gully feature nearby on a steep SW aspect in this glen.

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