Thursday, 26 December 2013

A ski film about climate change. + Snow in the Beacons.

On the warm up to winter I just wanted to share this cool video with you all. 

It's a wicked film, and totally free to watch, about winter sports and climate change. Some inspirational models of how we can all minimise our impact in the mountains and in our lives. 

Now that's out of the way...

YES - there is snow in the Brecon Beacons
NO - There aren't any frozen ice falls, it's not been nearly cold enough for long enough

Quick write up from Pete Spearing here on the conditions underfoot on PyF. 

'Snow had drifted quite deep by this morning and lower down where it was an older fall (Christmas Eve? ) it had even hardened to what is about the closest to neve we get round here though at this height the ground was a long way short of frozen with little more than an icy crust.

Higher up the were patches of slab and the main face and gulleys were well banked out but still with patches of of softer ground beneath though lots better than lower down. If tonight's front passes quick enough before the rain strips everything and we then get a decent dip in temperature it could be looking good. Unfortunately that is two very big ifs.'

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