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Lake District - Mon 4th Jan 2010
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 20.29hrs on Wed 6th Jan 10
:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Kentmere Horseshoe. Dubbs Road (above Windermere) The Yolk, Ill Bell, Thornthwaite Beacon, High Street, Nam Bield, Kentmere Pike, Garburn, Dubbs.
:: Weather Conditions
Sunny all day, light winds.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Good cover.
:: Skiers/Riders
Paul Noble

Lake District - Thu 31st Dec 2009
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 19.09hrs on Fri 1st Jan 10
:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Ascent: Dunmail Raise to Hellvellyn via Dollywagon & Nethermost Pike. Descent: Hellvellyn summit towards Thirlmere Chapel (just missed confession) via Comb Gill then back via the enchanted forest to start.
:: Weather Conditions
Mistifying
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Variable; grass, scree, windslab, powder, spring snow, bracken & forest track
:: Skiers/Riders
Wavelength & Paraffin
:: E-Mail Contact
davie dot sanderson at tesco dot net

Lake District - Sat 28th Nov 2009
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 00.35hrs on Sun 29th Nov 09

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
First real snow of the winter for the Fells. Ski toured, snow kited, pushed, walked (lots), slid a bit and speed flew my way from Clough Head to Raise and back. Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBWRH35Syfo
:: Weather Conditions
Lovely day with a bit of mist from time to time. Could of done with a bit more wind for the snow kite.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Snow line 1500ft ish. From 2000ft fresh snow with no base from 2-6 inch in dirfts, slid well as does the grass.
:: Skiers/Riders
Gordie
:: E-Mail Contact
gordon_oliver at hotmail dot com

Lake District - Wed 4th Mar 2009
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 17.12hrs on Wed 4th Mar 09

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
A wee tour up and down 'Willy Knott' and 'Brae Fell' 585m on the Caldbeck Fells, the most northern hills in the Lake District. Intention was to snow kite but there was no wind, so walked all the way to the top of Brae Fell. Managed a wee sesdion up there with the kite before a huge hail/snow shower stopped play. The 8m kite however made a great shelter until the shower passed and left me with a nice sunny 2k.m. decent.
:: Weather Conditions
Sunny spells and heavy snow/hail showers. Wind 5 m.p.h. variable, freezing around 400m.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
5-10 c.m. fell over night turning the Lake Distirict back to a winter wonderland. Drifting had occured in the s.w. wind depositing snow especially in any gullys, creating some nice powdery decent lines.
:: Skiers/Riders
Gordie
:: E-Mail Contact
gordon_oliver at hotmail dot com

Lake District - Tue 10th Feb 2009
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 13.58hrs on Tue 10th Feb 09

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Skiddaw via its northern side.
:: Weather Conditions
Blue bird day with hardly any wind, not enought for the snow kites so had to walk al the way up. Freezing around 300m.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Snow line extends down to around 400m above 500m where the snow has drifted it is in fantastic condition, wind blown powder, yum.
:: Skiers/Riders
Gordie & Fraz
:: E-Mail Contact
gordon_oliver at hotmail dot com

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