The slow thaw continues.

16th February 2024

Beinn a Chaorainn was the venue choice  for today and what a nice day it was, no rain and wind thankfully.

The snow continues to thaw and the greatest period on instability was most likely yesterday around mid day when the temperature was well above the summits and raining.  The snow has since started to slowly consolidate and stability is mostly good although there remains some isolated wet snow layers above the older hard snow. (see forecast for more detail).


(Above) Snow cover, looking East from Beinn a Chaorainn.


(Above) East facing slope around 1000 meters. A useful feature to allow relatively low consequence investigation into the snow stability.


(Above) Looking down on debris from a cornice collapse.


(Above) Crown walls showing recent slab avalanche on an East facing scarp slope around 1000 meters.


(Above) Some heavy chunks of cornice still present.


(Above) SAIS Holfuy weather data from Aonach Mor yesterday showing the warmest temperatures around 12pm and a favourable trend towards colder temperatures this morning.

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