Another poor day.

16th March 2018

Although we have had steady snowfall overnight and throughout the day, it’s been nowhere near the amounts that we expected. On the Met Office rain radar it looks as if most of it was pushed South of us and fell as rain.

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/observation/rainfall-radar#?map=Rainfall&fcTime=1518558600&zoom=8&lon=-4.52&lat=56.42 

There is plenty of snow being blown around the hill today with deep drifts forming in sheltered location but any snow exposed to the strong cold winds is absolutely solid, our touring skins struggled on many inclines.

 

Not much to see above 700 metres.

 

Passing some steeper ground. Deeper accumulations are forming on a hard icy base in sheltered aspects.

 

Sam at our formal pit site today. At least she is out the wind!

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