Post-thaw.

29th February 2020

The thaw was brief, the freezing level lifted above the summits for around three hours with rain at all levels. It’s likely there was some avalanche activity during this period.

Overall snow cover remains good although thin in some locations. Exposed ridges and plateaus are often scoured and icy.

There has been some snow loss, particularly from Westerly aspects but snow cover is still not bad. The eagle eyed will note skiers on the ridge and descending near the gully.

 

Graham looking back towards Carn Aosda and the main Cairngorms.

 

There were quite a few tourers out today. Splitboarders passing older cornice debris.

 

The brief thaw has stabilised the current snowpack but heavy snowfall is expected tonight.

 

Todays descent was firm compared to recent days. A thin cover of new snow was found in lee locations, note the cracking under Graham’s ski’s. Tonights snowfall will build on this layer.

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