Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Monday, 4 January 2010

Snowing again

No surprise, but it's snowing again here and the nice top-up for the local Ochils which we noticed yesterday, had been scoured a bit by the overnight wind. The ski-touring should be fabulous when the side roads are clear of snow allowing access, but for the moment we can only dream of being out in conditions like those in early January 2008.

Arriving at the top we noticed a slab avalanche on a route we often take and were glad we'd opted for a different one on that day! Perhaps not a common occurrence in these hills, but Hamish Brown noted that one of the biggest avalanches he'd ever seen in Scotland was in the Ochils not that far from here, on the northern slopes of Whitewisp.

A reminder that you don't have to be in the big hills to get avalanches.


Anonymous said...

Quite amazing conditions! Thank goodness you didn't run into the avalanche!

I'm off to the Dales tomorrow for 6 days. I wonder whether we'll encounter that sort of snow. Hmmm...


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afootinthehills said...

Have an avalanche-free trip to the Dales. When you get back we'll introduce Little Peewiglet to Mungo the Mountaineer............

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