Winters Sting.

12th March 2019

It was forecasted to be quite a wild day on the hill today. After a morning briefing and talk through potential venues/conditions we headed to the ski area as it’s an accessible area in poor weather. Shaun, Mark and myself added Ski Patrol search dog Bodie to our crew and headed into the ‘white room’. And white it was with no visibility above 850 metres.

Good route choices and careful observations (and our own 4 legged local expert) kept us right though.

Difficult to convey the conditions in pictures but here you are….

Up through the ski area, deep drifts forming above 800 metres

 

Despite the Spring like conditions in the glens, its very much full on Winter higher up the hill.

 

Constant underfoot and overhead observations were needed today.

 

Careful route choice was essential today, this is often difficult in very poor weather. We were blasted by strong winds and graupel at higher elevations.

 

Shaun, Mark and Bodie at the pit site @975 metres. We gained a lot of good information on the walk to this area.

 

Happy to follow the fence line back. This around 900 metres.

 

 

The ski area is slowly filling in……fingers crossed! Any exposed area is scoured.

 

Home for soup (and dog biscuits).

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