Poor visibility.

6th April 2018

It was a poor day to see anything above 900 metres today. However I found a couple of avalanches at a site we regularly visit that have occurred in the last couple of days.

Despite the strong winds it felt mild compared to recent days. With the freezing level just above the summits tomorrow, collapsing cornices that will trigger slopes below is likely to be a significant hazard.

A crown wall on a SW aspect. Around 50 cm at is biggest.

 

A steep bowl on a SW slope has avalanched, probably on the 4th. The remaining cracks, just above the bowl were around 30 metres wide.

 

This weak soft layer has been in the snow for 8 days on Westerly aspects. Originally formed from a few cm’s of graupel. It won’t be happy if it has a cornice dropped on it!

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