19th February 2023

Quite a windy day at summit level, with some serious gusts rattling through at times. Mild as well, with the freezing level going over the summits during the afternoon. The snow was thawing rapidly at lower elevations and even higher up it was becoming wet with obvious instability being demonstrated in the surface layers. All the way around the corrie there were numerous single point releases, with snow constantly rolling down the slopes this morning.

Staying unsettled this week with fluctuating freezing levels – thankfully the winds will be slightly lower tomorrow. Not great photo opportunities today with wind creating camera shake and drizzle misting up the lens… A bit of colour was provided by Braemar Mountain Rescue Team who were out training and managed to find themselves a slope that was out of the worst of the wind..

Lochnagar, just appearing out of the cloud again

Numerous sets of single point release debris noted

Some small cornices still in place.

Braemar MR team sensibly found themselves a slope sheltered from the worst of the wind

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