31st January 2020
Thaw conditions were well established today with temperatures of plus 5 degrees centigrade recorded at 930m at midday. The cliffs in Lochnagar are black and dripping with rocks and bits of ice falling constantly. Whilst taking photos of debris in Raeburn’s Gully today the rest of the cornice decided to loudly part company from the corrie rim which required me to make a quick sprint to the base of The Mound. Smaller amounts of debris are present under other gullies as well.
The freezing level is due to slowly lower during tomorrow with light precipitation forecast throughout the period, eventually turning to light snow during the afternoon. The old, wet snow will start to firm up as cooler temperatures become established.
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