Avalanches likely….

28th February 2020

Snowing and blowing at the moment with heavy drifting occurring. All change overnight as the freezing level rises above the summits accompanied by rain. We are expecting avalanche activity due to the increased loading, especially with cornice collapse causing a high additional load. The good news is that the freezing level is due to lower to around 500 metres during Saturday so stability should improve considerably later on. Surface layers should firm up and become icy – not great for the skiing but should improve the climbing when properly refrozen: It’s set to stay cold for the next 48 hours.

Not great conditions for photography today – flat light and very poor visibility with snowfall and drifting. Tough skiing conditions as well – couldn’t see and got blown over a couple of times when caught off balance by a gust.

Very poor visibility for skiing today…

 

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