CALCH Day 7 – Snow Joke!


It looked like a lovely morning this morning – some of us arrived on the mountain early and had a cup of tea whilst waiting for the rest of the team to arrive. As we laced ourselves into our sturdy boots snow started to fall. We thought nothing of it; we are a resilient bunch (as it seems our volunteers are too) and we walked up the mountain to continue the previous day’s good work.

Again we split into two groups; one in charge of plain tabling, one in charge of the elevation drawing.

Team Plane Table take two

Team Plane Table take two

Team Elevation take two

Team Elevation take two

Plotting points on today's elevation drawing

Plotting points on today’s elevation drawing

We continued for as long as we could (I think I may have mentioned before that we’re a resilient bunch) however the snow continued to get heavier; it got to the point where the snow was covering the plane table and the elevation drawing board at a quicker rate than we could wipe it off… Not so good when you’re trying to plot accurate points! Eventually we decided to take an early lunch break. As we sat in the site hut with our sandwiches and cockle warming cups of tea we hoped that the snowfall would abate. But unfortunately it didn’t so we had to call it a day!

Engine room in the snow

Engine room in the snow

A kiln in the snow

A kiln in the snow

Walking off site through the snow

Walking off site through the snow

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