Another Blue Sky Day
5th January 2009
Thought I’d put a few photos up as it looks like tomorrow is going to be a bit different from today and I might not get the camera out much… We had some snow early yesterday evening and it has fallen as a general cover above 800 metres. There are some areas of deeper snow and where these overlie old snow-ice on steeper terrain they are an issue in terms of stability – so don’t be the unlucky one!
We haven’t been forecast at lot of new snow, just light snow showers but the winds are increasing and any snow that is already present is dry and light – making it readily available for redistribution. In addition to this there will be a fairly rapid rise in the freezing level which does have a destabilising affect on poorly bonded snow.
One positive note is that the rising freezing level will clear the water-ice off the approach tracks – having crashed my mountain bike three times on the ice today I think my body will appreciate a bruise-free day!
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