Lochnagar

28th March 2021

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This blog is intended to provide hazard and mountain condition information to help plan safer mountain trips.
Milder conditions overnight produced a number of small cornice collapses in Lochnagar, with debris below most of the main routes. The forecast for the next 24 hours is pretty grim – rain, gale force winds and the freezing level soaring way over the summits. Luckily the heaviest of the rain is due overnight with much lighter or no rain during the day. Any remaining cornices or cornice remnants will be prone to collapse as will any surviving snow bridges. The burns will be in spate so care required when crossing.

Lochnagar this morning before the cloud built up. Debris below most of the main lines.

 

Shallow debris out of Central Gully and Central Buttress area.

 

Shallow debris out of Raeburn’s and Black Spout

 

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