A Little More Snow
31st January 2016
Although there are areasÂ of deeper snow drifts, cover high upÂ is less thanÂ expected, withÂ most exposed summits and ridges more or less bare. Light snowfall throughout the day. Heavy rain overnight will herald the approach of ‘Henry’ with accompanying storm force winds.
I think it’s a boy! An obvious weakness in the snowpackÂ – a significant layer of graupel. It was so dry and unconsolidated itÂ drained outÂ of the profile. Fortunately, this graupel layer was very localised to crag aprons and run-outs below steep slopes.
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