A Calm day with Views!
10th January 2018
A calm morning with views, very warm at first with the freezing level above the tops, gradually this lowered to around 700 metres. The moist snowpack has now refrozen and provides a good base. There is more snow cover on the plateau than I expected following the strong southerly winds of the last few days, walking is less arduous and travel on ski is ok if you can see to link the snowy areas. The weak layer at depth is still there on North to East aspects. but is being bridged by the very had windslab that is present above it. The windslab is still worth considering avoiding if you expect to travel on steep slopes ( over 35 degrees) and convex terrain.
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