egg snow hunt
17th April 2022
(Above) The Big Picture. Looking west towards Sron a Ghoire and the Post Face of Coire Ardair (obscured). The remaining snow patches are melting slowly and receding up the hill. Slightly larger ones remain above about 850m on N to SE aspects.
The 2021/22 winter season ends for us today, folks. All SAIS personnel will meet tomorrow to rake over the ashes, look at the numbers and tie up as many loose ends as possible.
There are big changes afoot next season in the way sportscotland formally engages the SAIS people who actually go out into the mountains, prod the snow and then formulate the avalanche reports and forecasts. The entirely self-employed workforce is going to be migrating over to employee status and become **public servants**, no less!
Amongst many other things, I’m looking forward to statutory tea breaks and access to the keys to the executive toilets at Glenmore Lodge! Those and other details will be thrashed out over the coming months…without too much wailing and gnashing of teeth, I hope.
So it’s goodbye from me. And a goodbye from him.
Until next winter, then.
**Possible over-simplification**. But you get the drift.
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