Thursday, 15 December 2011

First Ski Tracks of the season today in Glencoe.

Mike freeing the heal.
One of the finest skylines in the world!

I was out today with Dan Goodwin and Mike Clifford.
Glencoe has some fine snow cover. The snow line is low approx 300m but thin below 500m.
The mountains have allot of new wind blown snow in their gullies and scarp slopes, some of which I am sure will be unstable. Ice was forming at 600m on exposed rocks.
If the temperatures remain cold with a freeze thaw cycle the climbing will be good.
The skiing was great fun on a firm base. The weekend has potential.