Snow – I don’t believe it!

5th February 2009

(Top) The ‘Post Face’ last Sat and below on Thursday

A week that almost wasn’t – with snow as noteable in its absence for much of the time as Red buses at Creag ‘Meggie’

Still, we did eventually get some – the melt down shown in the top photo over the weekend was not too severe and most of the gully lines remained intact.

The re-freeze at the start of the week gave good overall stability to the snowpack with a decent Melt /Freeze layer (always good to see even a relatively modest M/F layer as even 5-6 cm provides considerable tensile strength to the snowpack).

This was then followed by only a few light flurries early week before ending with a bit more of a decent dump today from overnight snow.

Winds have been variable, spindrift was blowing off the ridges today from the East but slab build up was also evident at the top of the ‘Post Face’.
The notorious ‘Meggie’ collecting bowls at the top of the crags are beginning to look a bit ominous in places, especially towards the ‘North Post’ end.

Further snow is forecast overnight Thurs and on Friday so take care out there, especially at the top end of these sheltered gully exits where the flanks have been cross-loading with fresh.

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