Crusty

7th February 2015

The fluctuating temperatures of the past few days have created a crust on almost all the snowpack. In some locations this is firm enough to support body weight, while in most it is a breakable crust. Although summit temperatures are above freezing the dry air meant that there was not actually any softening, or thawing, of the snow surface.

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Skiers considering the top of Spikes gully. They did ski it in the end, it sounded rather firm.

 

Skiing down to the Aonach mor/Beag col with the Mamoares and Glen Coe hills behind. Again rather firm.

Skiing down to the Aonach Mor/Beag col with the Mamores and Glen Coe hills behind. Again rather firm.

Aonach Beag

Aonach Beag

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