Clear and very cold

9th February 2021

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As the visibility improved in the morning I managed to take a few pictures of recent avalanches. There are a number of small ones now above the A93 but the main events have been higher up. Please note many of these recently avalanched areas are continuing to collect further unstable accumulations.


Creag Leacach. Lots of snow blowing around, these Westerly aspects receiving a ‘top up’.


The Garbh Corries, Cairn O Claise. Several recent smaller avalanches, with bigger debris already buried.


Glas Maol Avalanche. West aspect, around 600 metres wide. Small crown wall above the Black Run becoming larger, around 3 metres on the main face before ending on a change of aspect. Secondary avalanche has already occurred (possibly 8th) with right side filled in with new snow.


Looking down the debris field. A large avalanche that covered a reasonable distance.


Glas Maol. Older debris is well buried. Note the new crown wall with newer debris under it. Snow continues to drop on these aspects.


Corrie Fionn. Most of the NW to N aspects avalanched, debris running to the top of the burn . One metre crownwall, becoming around 2 metres at it’s largest.


Unstable surface slab. Tactical withdrawal to this point when it got deeper.



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