Snow in bound!

12th February 2018

Finally, a decent snow forecast for tomorrow (Tuesday), hopefully it’ll help improve the overall snow cover. Those that regularly read our reports/blogs will know the snow hasn’t been too stable recently. We have a couple of weak layers within the snowpack and it isn’t a surprise to hear there has been some recent avalanche activity.

Crown wall clearly seen towards the top of a SE slope. It has run somewhere between 2-300 metres. Thanks to Kevin for this one. It was also separately reported by somebody else through our website. Very useful information for the SAIS.

 

At Loch Callater this morning. Thick ice across the Loch, only running as it moves down river. Its been cold for quite a while now.

 

I took a willing digger today, thanks Malc! Wherever we dig into the snow we find weak layers at depth.

 

Surface layers are not well bonded either. If snow amounts are as forecast we expect to see these layers fail on steeper slopes first.

 

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