There have been a number of avalanches in Mousthwaite Comb above Scales. One of these is a full-depth avalanche leaving a crown headwall of snow with a depth of 220cm. There is a large area of unstable snow here which is very likely to avalanche shortly - indeed the area covered by the avalanche was noticeably bigger on the descent of the mountain than on the way up this morning, and during the morning the Assessor observed a dozen or more blocks of snow, each about the size of a microwave oven, slide down this slope. This avalanche site is on an east facing slope at 450m, and the gradient of the slope is about 40 degrees. The debris covers an area of hillside 250m down from the avalanche site, and covers the public footpath up the west side of the Comb.
Report from Graham Uney, Fell Top Assessor, Weatherline
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