Sunday, January 18, 2009

Wintry in the hills

Snow has returned to the Cairngorms and significant drifting has led to deep drifts and cornices developing on lee slopes at quite low altitudes. It is still quite wind scoured in exposed areas due to the strong Southerly winds. Today's pit was dug on a NNE aspect on the Chais Ridge on 20 degree slope and tests showed poor snowpack stability.