An icy crust

19th January 2021

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A clear day with some high cloud, and feeling very cold at plateau levels in the fresh Westerly winds.  Snow cover remains good with a widespread surface crust.  This has varying degrees of support, mostly breakable if on foot, or fast and rattly at all levels if traveling by ski.

Looking South across the Plateau

Excellent snow cover, with a widespread crust.

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