Snow Patch Olympics: Heat 1
9th April 2015
Note the shiny firnspeigel on the left side of the photo. This is on North aspect at 800m but it gets enough low-angled sun to melt the surface which then re-freezes to produce a light-reflecting thin crust.
Hoping to get all 5/6 SAIS areas to publish a photo of their lowest altitude snow patch as one of their last blog postings (weather permitting). Very simple ground rules: has to be more than 1m2 area and at least 500m away from the outside boundary of any ski area. I think Creag Meagaidh could secure the bragging rights this season…but I fear Blair over in Lochaber might produce a ‘ringer’ from his secret stash of remote snow patches….Watch this space!
Very dry at Aberarder at the moment. The freshening southerly winds are kicking up ‘dust devils’ that swirl around near the farmhouse. The airborne dust in the car park made your eyes smart during gusts!
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