St Patrick’s day – Riming

17th March 2015

The sun tried hard to break through the clouds today but it only managed it on a few occasions, however, it was a pleasant, dry winter’s day. The snowpack is generally stable, firm and icy in most places above 750 metres.

Riming; an opaque coating of tiny, white, granular ice particles, caused by the rapid freezing of supercooled water droplets on impact with an object.

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Nice patterns of riming on boulders

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looking towards Stron na Creise – note the cloud base

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looking down the shoulder of Creag Dubh

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Mike Pescod and his group on the NNW aspect of Meall a Bhuirdh. Kings house hotel in the distance.

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The entrance to Glen Coe, Buachaille Etive just visible.

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Between the sister’s, looking into Stob Coire nan Lochan

 

 

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