Darcy Delights and Wind Slab Central

Wind Scouring and loading on Caerketton Hill

This time last year I was  Avoiding Denis, but Storm Darcy thankfully dumped a load of snow on Edinburgh at the beginning of the week. Cold conditions have allowed some excellent ski touring on power snow up in the Pentlands – and even over the golf courses and lower hills within the city!

The last two days have seen the wind pick up and move this unconsolidated snow around. I saw Some significant wind slab on westerly slopes today. Temperatures set to rise over the coming days, so Be Avalanche Aware if heading out – you don’t need to be buried by a snow slide – getting knocked off your feet and twisting a knee is enough to cause a major incident.


Lots of people climbing, skiing, running and walking (some even in shorts!) on a very blustery day to day.



A group of climbers on what looks like loaded slopes above the crags – the dark blobs are snow on the lens!

Skinning up hard packed scoured snow.

Skiing back along hard, scoured snow – raised foot prints in the foreground.

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