Friday, 21 March 2008
Goggles essential today!
The fresh wet snow on the road wasn't too bad and the Cairngorm ski road was open this morning. Our Easter winter skills and winter montaineering groups had a really good introduction to coping with wintry weather while we practised some basic winter skills. The NW and N winds were strong but bearable as long as you were wrapped up well and had goggles! North facing slopes are quite wind scoured with large areas of unstable windslab and graupel being deposited on east to southerly aspects.