Wednesday, January 04, 2012

More snow, more wind - its Scotland in winter!

It has been another pretty wild day here in the Scottish Highlands with 100mph gusts on the summits and persistant rain and snow higher up all day. The freezing level has risen through the day which is a good thing as it should give the snowpack a chance to consolidate with a good freeze - fingers crossed for tonight! We headed up to the CIC hut under the North Face of Ben Nevis and built an annexe to the hut in the form of a shovel up snow shelter. It would sleep three Collies or seat two people for a tea party. It was wild even at the hut but still masses of snow about, a very good test of kit!

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