Sunday, 30 December 2012

Wild on the Ben.

I was working for Abacus Mountain Guides today with Stephanie and Dor who wanted to walk up the Ben. The forecast wasn't exactly favourable but we went to go and give it a try anyway, lots of fresh snow overnight and strong winds meant we encountered some pretty deep drifts just above the half-way lochain. There were some very heavy showers passing through today and the lying snow was being blown about all day and the old snow is refreezing nicely. Unfortunately conditions weren't on our side so we had to turn around as did many other teams on the track today.

The strong winds have deposited a lot of snow on the Northerly through to Easterly aspects and with a brief rise in temps tomorrow morning avalanches maybe a real issue. Remember to check the forecasts, be flexible and keep your eyes open when you're out and about.

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