The White Room

5th March 2024

No visibility first thing with thick cloud above 700 metres – It’s always fun when you have to roll snowballs down the slope to see when they disappear from view. Conditions improved during the morning and by early afternoon we were getting some decent views of some of the hills. We had some snow last night but not a large amount and the freezing level crept up to 1000 metres by midday which was enabling consolidation to take place. The vast majority of the snow is shallow and it wouldn’t take much of a thaw to strip a lot of it. However that isn’t going to happen just yet as we have a little bit more snow coming in tomorrow with the freezing level dropping down to around 750, then 800 metres. So eventually the snow will start to develop a melt/freeze crust and become firmer underfoot. Localised accumulations of windslab will develop.

Working in the White Room – Luckily the cloud broke later in the morning

Summit plateau of Glas Maol

East face of The Cairnwell – superficial snow

Localised deeper accumulations, superficial snow elsewhere

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