Winter Mountaineering Course - Scotland


ROCK CLIMBING - CUMBRIA (Lakes) (1 to 4 days),
SNOWDONIA (3 to 5 days)

NAVIGATION Courses - CUMBRIA (Lakes) (1 or 2 days)

Sunday, 31 January 2010

Ground Frost in Cumbria

Another wonderfully cold day in the Lake District. Clear blue skies and hard snow - mountain walking today and forgot to takephotos until late, but I'll ask Tom if he has any photos I can use.
The air has been cold, but the ground has been (slightly) warmer and air has been rising up through the soil. When the warmer air reaches the surface the moisture in it freezes, just behind another bit of frozen moisture, and these tiny columns if ice appear like magic to grow out of the ground.
The forecast is for continuing cold so crossed fingers - maybe some ice climbing by torchlight this week!

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