19th March 2018
Blue skies and a view (at last!) – And what a view…!
A stunning if bitterly cold day with a significant wind chill – the strong NNE winds were still redistributing deposits above about 700 metres.
The cover is fantastic with skis going on at the roadside – there are some icy areas, so a bit of thought and route planning is helpful in avoiding the worst sections and ensuring that you get the best descent.
Consolidation is occurring – but quite slowly in the cold temperatures – with a multi-layered, cold, dry snowpack present. There are quite a lot of large cornices around – and in unusual locations (we aren’t used to having such prolonged Easterly winds.) Dry weather again tomorrow but possibly not a stunning blue sky day – then it looks like the freezing level will rise above the summits on Wednesday.
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