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Friday, 27 March 2009

Cold wild and wintry

Frequent blustery snow showers and gusty sunny breaks this morning though at the moment the fresh snow's not lying at low levels and is getting blasted about at high levels.
The freezing level is to drop to 200 metres and with a lot more snow is forecast for tonight and tomorrow mountain access and the high level roads could be difficult.
The old snow in the gullies will be freezing solid where scoured while other areas will be collecting deep unstable drifts of windslab. The SAIS avalanche forecast is for a high Cat 4. Most of the easy gully lines are complete with the mixed rocky routes freezing up.
Saturday looks bitterly cold and very windy with a high avalanche risk in places...!
See also Fi's report from Thursday at
We still have two places available on the Winter Skills and the advanced Winter Mountaineering course starting on the 28th March 2009. These winter and early spring Easter courses are an ideal preparation for future Alpine and Greater Ranges trips.
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