Saturday, 9 March 2013


Poor vis and a cold, strong wind. Fresh windslab deposits. Harry sporting some antique gear!

Let the digging begin
Jen shoveling
Our kitchen
A complete change of weather conditions recently, after the fabulous, long spell of glorious settled conditions we are now back into truly Scottish winter weather again. The strong easterlies didn't deter brother and sister team of Jen & Harry who are out with me for an overnight snow hole trip this weekend. WE headed over to Lurchers and onto Cairn Lochan. Fresh windslab deposits building up and soon we were into poor vis and at times white out spells. The wind was pretty chilly so not much hanging around. Our snow hole location over at Coire Domhain needed some compass work. Some hard digging was required soon after getting through the fresh wind slab. Our snow hole was an elongated variety with excellent separated room, a kitchen and  'lounge'. During the early hours the wind picked up again and some fresh snowfall which meant for a bit of early morning digging to keep our entrance and ventilation open

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