Blue sky.

22nd February 2016

Blue sky days……… good opportunity for us to look at slopes that we think may have avalanched during recent stormy weather.

A quick stop on the West Face of Glas Maol to look at an avalanche from last week, then off to the East face of Glas Maol, a regular in strong Westerly winds. A few days ago it was the West faces that avalanched!

East Face of Glas Maol

East Face of Glas Maol

Recently the avalanches have been triggered by collapsing cornices. They built so fast and often became large.

Cornice remnants

Cornice remnants

Little Glas Maol had several sets of debris at the bottom of its gullies.

Little Glas Maol

Little Glas Maol with Banana Gully.


Skiers in drifting snow.

For a while the wind became quite strong and there was some drifting. There is plenty of snow for strong winds to redistribute to different aspects.

Banana Gully descent.

Banana Gully descent.

Locals Pete and Alex were out and made a descent of Banana Gully.

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