So you want some snow…?
11th January 2008
Ski-touring is fine if all you want to do is skin up hill; descents are nightmarish in bottomless stuff with a gnarly breakable crust in many places. Avalanche Man ‘Cube’ reckons snow shoes are the perfect tool for moving around the mountains at the moment (he was post-holing in his plastic mountaineering boots today so he would say that). The track right up to the lochan in Coire Ardair is incomplete and requires several groups of public spirited trail-breakers to make it passable. Where are Plas y Brenin groups when you need them?
Slab and loose snow avalanches overnight and today on SE to S slopes triggered by a temperature spike and warmth from the sun respectively.
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