touring & backcountry
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Lake District - Wed 8th Feb 2012
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 11.43hrs on Thu 9th Feb 12

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Greenside Mines, Sticks Pass zig zags (skis on 550m), the chimney, Raise. Descent of Brund Gill on west slope of Raise, back to top, descent of east slope, traverse Stang back to top of zig zags.
:: Weather Conditions
Freezing, only sligth thaw low down in the afternoon.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Firm, quick but grippy drifts. Good touring if you pick your route, little cover on some fells.
:: Skiers/Riders
Dave and Debbie

Lake District - Tue 7th Feb 2012
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 11.31hrs on Thu 9th Feb 12

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Greenside Mines, Keppel Cove (skis on at 500m), over Raise, Stybarrow and Great Dodd, return via the same route and the tow.
:: Weather Conditions
Blue sky, some cloud later.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Mixture of drifts and sparse cover, all well frozen, good for fast travel.
:: Skiers/Riders
Dave and Debbie

Lake District - Mon 6th Feb 2012
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 18.13hrs on Mon 6th Feb 12

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Stoney Cove Pike from Kirkstone Pass
:: Weather Conditions
Early fog, then superb, a degree or so above freezing
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Mix of sparse cover and drifts, far from the worst Lake District touring conditions...
:: Skiers/Riders
Dave

Lake District - Sun 5th Feb 2012
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 18.03hrs on Mon 6th Feb 12

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
From Dunmail Raise up Dollywagon Pike.
:: Weather Conditions
It promised more than it delivered, into the cloud, so photos only low down. Just a degree or so above freezing.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
There is fresh snow over the fells, but not as much as in the fields around Kendal and Windermere...
Traditional Lake District touring techniques required, grass good, rocks bad.
:: Skiers/Riders
Dave and Richard

Lake District - Sun 18th Dec 2011
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 19.43hrs on Sun 18th Dec 11

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Park at New Road, then up past Matterdale Common on to Great Dodd, then along the ridge to Raise. Quick descent of the piste, then back to the Car via Great Dodd.

Snow was crusty in places and needed a delicate touch but the descent off Great Dodd was excellent, all the way to the car park.
:: Weather Conditions
Mainly sunny with good visibility but the odd wisp of cloud on the tops.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Crusty at times but can't complain
:: Skiers/Riders
Paul, Colin & Penny
:: E-Mail Contact
pmac_1 at btinternet dot com

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