Tuesday, 18 February 2014


Rhys abseiling off a snow bollard
Our  test  pit showed signs of good consoldation
Emergency snow shelters
Big drifts at low altitudes
A very calm day, hardly a breeze which was a bit of a shock to the system! The temperatures were also milder and with low cloud, a very benign sort of day. For Chris & Rhys's second skills day we stayed lower down the mountain and headed toward the Chalamain Gap. We covered avalanche awareness for much of the day, emergency shelters and moving on steeper ground. There is so much depth of snow at the moment that we easily covered all this at a much lower altitude. There a big snow drifts with two metres depth in the many burns near the Chalamain Gap and Allt Mor. The snow pack is slowly consolidating at lower altitudes and with a good freeze it should become great walking and climbing conditions. Looking like another benign day tomorrow, how lucky are we?

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