Thursday, 28 April 2011
Saturday, 23 April 2011
Telemark skis from Braemar Mountain Sports,many thanks!
There are several Haute Routes but the classic one is known as the Chamonix to Zermatt ski traverse. This year it was an ace trip with perfect weather and pretty good snow . The North facing slopes offered good snow although sun exposed slopes were rather variable.
Monday, 11 April 2011
Friday, 8 April 2011
Wednesday, 6 April 2011
An interesting day on Lochnagar today. The classic lower graded gullies are still complete but have areas of very soft snow. The snow pack is wet and there are signs of rock fall. My pal Alan lent me his tube cutter and scale so that I could take some snow density measurements. Very course grains in the isothermal snow pack today with even a layer of slush. Saw a Lapwing and a Curlew on the walk out. All the above indicators are telling us that spring is here, but usually we do get a lambing storm!! Do not casts away your thermals yet!