Some snow to start the season.

15th December 2017

It was nice to have some wintery conditions for the start of the avalanche forecasting season this year (as compared to this time last year). There is snow down to almost sea level, but there is not much of a base.  The summits were clear first thing, but soon the cloud soon came in.

Ski Tourers skinning up the Goose. In sheltered locations  at mid level (in this case around 900 metres) there was a pretty uniform layer of soft snow. However, at higher levels, and in more exposed locations the snow was definitely more slabby. 

The sun peaking through the cloud. Although the tops were clear first thing, they soon disappeared.

Carn Mor Dearg with Ben Nevis lurking the the cloud behind

Shooting cracks from my boot at an altitude of 1200 metres.

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