Snow to low levels
14th January 2021
Overnight snow fell to around 200 metres with showers continuing through the day. The snow fell with light winds and is on all aspects and generally soft and unconsolidated. Localised areas of windslab were to be found at higher elevations where the wind had been slightly stronger.
Before the snow fell there was a period of freezing rain which has coated rocks, vegetation and the old snowpack with a layer of ice. This ice is hidden by the layer of fresh snow but is still very slippery giving difficult walking conditions. I tried with and without crampons but neither was easy.
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