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A Treacherous Beauty - Avalanche conditions on Snowdon
© David Hooper, Jan 2010
Camera used: Canon PowerShot A640
A photo to illustrate potential avalanche warning signs. The riming /hoar on the finger stone would suggest the wind has been blowing from the left of the picture.
On Garnedd Ugain (the peak behind) the wind would have been blowing from the left and scouring the slopes, lifting and depositing massive amounts of windslab onto the leeward slopes that can be seen in the picture. The PYG Track and the ZigZags traverses these slopes.
Keep being careful out there folks.
David Hooper - 09/Jan/10
A great pic and a great example of how to read whats going on out there regarding the snowpack and whats getting loaded cheers
robbo157 - 10/Jan/10
a good photo but great information. well done.
goatee - 20/Jan/10
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Gorgeous pic carrying with it a warning to the experienced eye x
annbierd - 23/Jan/10