Staying Cold

22nd January 2021

Covid -19
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This blog is intended to provide hazard and mountain condition information to help plan safer mountain trips.
Easing winds and better visibility than yesterday allowed us to see that the cover on some aspects has improved considerably. The winds were still strong enough to be producing constant drifting of deposits this morning and the temperatures are set to remain cold meaning that the rate of consolidation will be slow. Even on ski, travel is fairly hard going. Trips will take longer and require more energy…

Constant drifting of deposits during the morning


Cover on East aspects has improved.


Good cover on South aspects.


Exposed locations on West aspects have been wind scoured.


Cutter/Blower in action on the A93 today…

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