Cracks, creep lines and cornice remnants

7th April 2014

A big lump of snow in the Hidden Corrie at lochnagar had collapsed at some point as you can see by the black stain on the right of the photo below.  The visibility has been very poor over the last few days so not sure when it happened. The slope has been creeping for a while on the rock slabs but nothing had happened yet.
Always difficult to get scale right but the snow depth is around 2.5 metres deep at the top. The snow cover is becoming patchy but is still quite deep in places.
A big lump of snow ripped some rocks out leaving the smear line down the slope. Most of the cornices have collapsed but there are quite a few areas which are threatened by big pieces of unstable snow.

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