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!