Sunday, January 10, 2010

Ski touring

I was out today in the local Strathconon hills. These hills whilst at a low level are very quiet and can feel quiet wild in places. We took advantage of a 'piested' farm track for as much as possible, once out of this the snow is VERY deep!
There is substantial surface hore in all shady places even at low levels. This will be substantial at munro level. There is again substantial evidence of faceting in the snow pack (weak sugar snow) and as if this wasn't enough there is depth hore at the base of the pack!
When new snow or a thaw comes i would expect very serious avalanches in many locations in the NW.

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