Snow Watch 2020

26 Aug 2020 10:36 #75981 by GriffBaker
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Charts are showing potentially the biggest snowfall in a long time on Sunday through to Tuesday.
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05 Nov 2020 10:16 #76270 by tonymarshall
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I did a three day solo contour path hike at Injisuthi this Monday to Wednesday. The escarpment was shrouded in cloud on Monday, but on Tuesday morning from the ridge between Cataract Valley and Old Woman Stream I could see a light dusting of snow on Mafadi and the ridge behind Injisuthi Summit Cave and Red Wall. Not sure when it snowed, although when I looked at the forecasts on the weekend yr.no was forecasting some snow for Injisuthi Peak (Njesuthi on yr) on Sunday night (which I didn't expect would happen). The snow was not visible on Wednesday when I went over the ridge again, it may have melted, or visibility may just not have been good enough to see it. It could have been hail, but the clouds had cleared by Monday evening, and I doubt if hail would have lasted that long if it had hailed on Sunday night or Monday morning or earlier.
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05 Nov 2020 13:54 #76271 by stefangrab
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yes Tony...the snow fell Sat/Sun last and is visible on satellite images over the Mafadi-Njesuthi summit region on Mon and Tues last. There was also some over the northern Berg Afriski-Letseng plateau region but that disappeared faster than over Mafadi-Njesuthi.
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10 Nov 2020 10:27 #76293 by Serious tribe
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Always nice that it can snow anytime in the berg.

These from a trip up Cowl Gully in Nov 98.







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10 Nov 2020 11:04 #76296 by Riaang
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Wow, nice!

I really wouldn't mind a snow hike later this month!
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10 Nov 2020 19:06 #76299 by intrepid
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Serious tribe wrote: Always nice that it can snow anytime in the berg.

These from a trip up Cowl Gully in Nov 98.

Unless I have the year mixed up, we were up on the escarpment sleeping in Nkosazana Cave, during that same snowfall. It only took 14 years after that snowfall for us to meet and do a Berg trip together! B)

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11 Nov 2020 17:33 - 11 Nov 2020 17:33 #76301 by Serious tribe
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Wow, you guys we just around the corner. Do you have any images from your trip?
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18 Nov 2020 04:53 #76316 by intrepid
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Pre-digital, I have them in a box somewhere currently inaccessible. :)

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