/ Southern Highlands turf frozen?
Not sure if many folk will have been out, there was little enough activity at the weekend.
My gut feeling is that saturation of the turf plus thinning of snow cover and a hard refreeze should be good news, but until someone gets out there it's just speculation.
If you do go for it, please be prepared to turn back if the turf is mince.
Thankyou for your reply. So do you think two days of re-freeze will be enough maybe? It Looks like there might be a hard frost tonight.
Has anyone got any first hand knowledge of today?
Hope this helps!
Went for a stroll south of there on Beinn an Lochain this afternoon - the turf is well frozen above 350- 400m. Snow is starting to consolidate nicely, although there are still some areas where it consists of breakable crust lying on loose powder. There was a bit of debris from a small avalanche in the little gully on the eastern side of the summit cone - I'd guess it came down during the thaw on Saturday/ Sunday, but still worth being careful.
Have fun if you get out - today was beautiful and tomorrow looks like more of the same.
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