Saturday, 7 November 2009

More snow

A colder showery night and the snowline is back down again. I've had a few e-mails about conditions. The conditions on any given route can be very different from one day to the next- especially at this time of year. A little change in aspect, a hundred metres of height or a degree of temperature can make a huge difference to what things are actually like. Do remember though, soft unconsolidated powder and verglas make for very time consuming climbing and the daylight is very short at this time of year. Best to arrive at the foot of anything at first light to use all the daytime you have.
Have fun. I'm off to Inverness for the Scottish Arctic Club Annual Supper so wont be on the hill today or tomorrow- next out monday.

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