Poor visibility above 900m.

13th February 2017

There was a noticeable loss of snow at lower levels as the summit temperature rose very slightly last night. There was also some consolidation of existing snow but as we have some very deep accumulations it will take a bit longer yet. All made for some very changeable conditions. If you haven’t looked  http://beaware.sais.gov.uk has lots of info on helping you travel safely. Walking is still very strenuous but then again skiing conditions on descent can be challenging!

Significant drifts behind the Perth Ski hut. Hopefully they will become part of the piste soon!

 

Snow fences, buried in places, having done their job. Often fences can be a good indicator of snow amounts caught in steep sheltered locations.

 

Poor visibility above 900 metres. Difficult conditions to travel safely in.

 

Crossing an open slope on ski’s. In this case it was firm with no underlying weaknesses.

Comments on this post

  • roger clare
    13th February 2017 7:53 pm

    The current conditions certainly make for some interesting touring. Lets hope there’s still enough for snowsports by the end of the week! Enjoying your reports.

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