Coire Loch Kander & snow distribution

13th February 2010

That’s about all we could see looking into Coire Loch Kander Here’s an interesting photo showing variability in snow distribution. The higher slope is more loaded on the north aspect, while the near road side slope is holding more snow on the south aspect. In a sense it is also an example of crossloading and how we can get ‘surprised’ when at higher elevations all aspects are snow covered, disguising the variability in cover and possible associated weaknesses in the snowpack.

Comments on this post

Got something to say? Leave a comment

    Latest Southern Cairngorms Avalanche Report
    RSS Feed
    Keep up to date by subscribing to our RSS feed
Service funded by sportscotland
Forecast data supplied by the Met Office
SAIS Sponsors