Monday, January 30, 2012

Very Cold and Windy with Drifting Snow !

Windslab cracking underfoot - W aspect 1000 m - a good sign for snowpack instability
Looking at Mess of Potage from Windy Col showing new snow cover
A party descending the Fiacaill a Choire Chais -
More snow arrived than expected, which has created a lot of windslab build up on W through North to East aspects above 900 metres mainly. Severe drifting on the tops and into the crags. Some human triggered avalanche activity reported on a NE aspect at 1100 m.