Wallowing through Treacle
17th March 2018
Over a season of avalanche forecasting there is always some good days, some bad days, some dry days, some not so dry days (particularly here on the West coast). Today was dry with some sunshine (good) but very windy (not so good). Walking to the CIC hut I felt like I was wallowing through treacle, hunched forward against the wind, every step taking for more energy than I felt it should. How much more energy I pondered does it take to get to the hut than on a calm day with the same underfoot conditions. It did make the return journey back down the Allt a Mhullin pretty rapid.
The strong winds have removed much of the windslab, there was noticeably less than there was yesterday. However, I there is still a few patches lurking here and there in sheltered locations.
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