Sunday, February 21, 2010

Hunger Hill!... blizzard 21-02-2010

Blizzard.... (c) 2010

Nothing to eat on "Hunger Hill" (c) 2010

WhiteOut!! (c) 2010

The "Long Wall" (c) 2010

Base camp today! (c) 2010
SE F1, -2degC, 100m, 9ok, Heavy snow, QNH c990 steady
0830 - 0930hr / 1230 - 1430hr
A negative morning of dramatic conditions with further fresh snow from first thing adding a further 100mm to the pre-existing 50... giving a total of c 150mm at this altitude. As the morning progresssed the temperature began to rise and the fogs formed together with a ceasation of snow. Home for a spell then back to the post.... No birds seen but grand to be out nevertheless! The water is c 99% frozen and snow covered again, just when we thought it was improving.


Blogger RobGrillo said...

Great site - there's a pair of buzzards in the Worth Valley not too far from Oxenhope (not the same ones as the ones around Hardcastle Crags). They've been around Lumbfoot (Stanbury) since the summer - usually one spotted but every now and again you see both. They are usually seen getting their heads kicked in by the local crows !

February 21, 2010 8:15 pm  
Blogger Dave Barker said...

Cheers Rob, glad you like it! we get a good overview in that direction so will keep an eye out... last spring we did get quite a bit of Buzzard migration... more than ever before. We just need some better weather now so we can see what is on the move. Dave

February 21, 2010 8:44 pm  

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