Wind…and Mild!

10th February 2023

The theme for today was wet and windy. In fact the car journey to the mountain wasn’t without incident as a large tree branch had blown down in the stronger than forecast winds, thankfully no damage done but a good reminder that observations on conditions can start well before arriving at venue.


(Above) This snow bank was at approximately 850 meters on an Easterly aspect. The lighter snow shows the recent accumulations of windslab and the darker shades the older


The image above shoes a screenshot from the Be Avalanche Aware App. By lining the red line up with the horizon you get an average angle for the slope above you, very helpful when making an assessment of the hazard. Obviously you will need good visibility. I was prompted to check the angle of the slope due to this incredible stone wall at around 750 meters.


(Above) Looking onto the Easterly slopes of Coire a Chriochairein from around 700 meters.


(Above) Looking towards Coire Adair.


(Above) Fallen tree branch on the strong winds this morning.

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