Saturday, 20 February 2010


Yet another stunning day of blue skies and wall to wall sun. A very cold start but once the sun was up and you were in it it was lovely. Linda, Chris and I headed onto the east ridge of Carn Dearg Beag. After leaving the hussle and bussle of skiing parathanalia at the Nevis Range Gondola we were alone for the rest of the day on a untroden blanket of snow. This is an unfrequented wee ridge with great views all round. Lots of sparkling snow crystals on the surface, this is surface hoar and the snowflakes have been transforming ( kintetic growth) with the plunging temperatures over the last few days. See pic. If buried by further snowfall this is a weak layer in the snowpack. Weather is set to be the same tomorrow, how boring :) I remembered the sunglasses today!

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