Out with Euan, Nic, Pamela, Glenn, Davy and Fran today for an EICA Ratho staff training day looking at best practice for teaching winter skills and security on steep winter terrain.
The snow level on Ben Ledi was from circa 700m, snow was generally soft with the odd area of crust, but no significant areas of wind slab (note Ben Ledi is only 879m and some of the higher hills in the area looked to have considerably more fresh snow cover). Recent avalanche debris in east facing gully lines. Exposed turf generally wasn’t frozen, but was firm from 750m. Paths fairly icey in places.
No precipitation during the day, light winds, generally clear and a frost starting before we left the car park. A beautiful day in the Scottish winter hills.