White to Blue
9th March 2018
From incredibly poor visibility this morning – when you couldn’t tell if you were going up, down or across the slope on skis, and snow balls were being thrown in front to find the corrie edge ….the cloud eventually cleared to blue sky, sunshine and an absolutely beautiful day. Back down in Braemar it felt like Spring…but with full snow cover! The Oyster Catchers are starting to arrive (a sure sign that Spring is around the corner) and they seem confused to find deep white snow everywhere….
The recent snow continues to consolidate but localised areas (steep, wind sheltered ones) are hanging on to both poorly and moderately to poorly bonded snow with touchy failures in the surface layers and reactive failures at nearly 50cm down.
Slightly complicated weather forecast for tomorrow with some light snow, strengthening winds and a rising freezing level. Try and catch the evening weather forecast if you are thinking of getting out.
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