Lochnagar debris day.

5th February 2011

Looking up to the area between Red Spout and Central Buttress in the Corrie of Lochnagar on Saturday morning. The fresh avalanche debris is either from yesterday afternoon or early today. A prominent crown wall is visible to the right of the top of the obvious trangular buttress.
Many gullies have fresh debris below them; particularly Douglas Gibson and Raeburns. Surprisingly nothing below the Black Spout.

A good view directly into West Gully on the other side of the corrie. The lower ice pitch still survives and looks good but there could be a steep soft exit at the top.

This simple test produced an easy shear. The top 20 cms slid on a slushy layer sitting on top of an old ice layer.
The forecast for Sunday suggests 10cms of fresh snow.

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