Another Poor Visibility Day.

7th March 2019

It was another poor visibility day on Aonach Mor today. Overnight the freezing level had briefly risen to around summit level then dropped back down again. There was also a fair bit of precipitation. Between about 800 metres and 1000 this resulted in a quite uniform layer of soft fresh snow sitting on some heavy sticky damp snow.  This made for hard going on foot. It was quite nice to ski on apparently. At lower level there is less snow and what there is tends to be damp. At higher levels there has been more drifting, and the snowpack feels drier.

Walking up the Goose ski run. Hard going on foot.

Looking down the Goose ski run during a brief clearing from an altitude of about 1000 metres (apologies for the water on the lens).

T-bars weighted down by a layer of icy rime drop down.

Very poor visibility by the Vodafone tower at the top of the summit tow.

Interesting shaped sections of cornice formed by the variable wind direction of late.

The top of the cairn slope. Escaping the cloud on the way down the hill at around 950 metres.

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