Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th January

Thursday to Saturday.  Weatherwise little has changed over the  past few days with the wind still from the N’ly quadrant, although slowly veering into the NE on Saturday , temperatures remaining below freezing, with a significant wind chill factor, and occasional snow showers.   Consequently, with now 10 days of the temperature remaining below freezing, additional snow and stronger winds on Thursday and Friday, the snow is now deeper and drifting is now marked around the hangar/buildings.   A look at the metalled access road off the A170 during a visit to site Saturday  afternoon persuaded me not to attempt it, although some vehicles, probably 4×4s, had. 

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 Snowy access road off A170

I then had to use a shovel to extricate myself from the Hambleton Hotel car park while I was turning round and eventually parked on the metalled road off the A170 alongside the Visitor Centre, the car parks there looking decidedly unwelcoming.  A walk to the club revealed the footprints of at least one visitor and more snow and deeper drifts than on my visit on Wednesday 6th, as the photos below show.  With another snow shower threatening, a walk back along the metalled access road provided a close up of a novel method of mechanised sledging, utilising a 4×4.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Drifts 6th January

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           Drifts 9th January

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 Drifts 9th January

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 Mechanised sledging

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