27th January 2021
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There was a bit of a temperature blip in the early hours on the morning with the freezing level briefly rising up to around summit level. I think it must have been drizzly and damp at the time as the surface of the snowpack had become damp. This then refrozen during the day in the colder conditions. This has slightly consolidated the snowpack, but made travel hard work, both on ski and on foot.
At all levels the snowpack has a thin icy surface crust which made from some pretty terrible skiing. At least the poor visibility meant that nobody could see my efforts.
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