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Northern Cairngorms (Exc. CGM) - Mon 30th Dec 2013
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 11.00hrs on Thu 2nd Jan 14

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Touring across to Carn a'Gheoidh from glen shee ski area and return.
:: Weather Conditions
Generally very good and clear until 330pm when the pea soup arrived. Great days touring.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Very good cover acrorss whole area with some excellent skiing in parts.Icy in other areas.
:: Skiers/Riders
Chris Kelly & Matt Pannell
:: E-Mail Contact
chrisjk1000 at gmail dot com

Northern Cairngorms (Exc. CGM) - Sun 28th Apr 2013
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 20.00hrs on Sun 28th Apr 13
:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Glen Einich and up 'the escalator' to under Einich Cairn
:: Weather Conditions
Srong W Wind sleet showers and FL 800 m
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Soft spring snow

Northern Cairngorms (Exc. CGM) - Wed 3rd Apr 2013
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 21.29hrs on Wed 3rd Apr 13

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Biked up the loch einich track from whitewell. Hit snow at the end of the trees so decided to skin from there. headed up the alt phris ghiubhais and cut into corrie beannaidh bheag. up ridge between coire rhuadh and coire beannaidh to summit. headed from summit NE into coire beannaidh then followed the burn line down to around 650m. skinned back up sron na lairige. run down coire gorm almost to lochan odhar then cut off east to pick up the alt a phris ghiubhais all the way down to the bikes. fantastic fun following the burn line. it was like a natural flume.
:: Weather Conditions
bluebird all day. very little wind.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
all the snow seems to have been blown away from the north side of braeriach. and we were skiing on hard neve/textured neve and sastrugi for most of the higher parts. Lower down lovely smooth spring snow.
:: Skiers/Riders
al and mick
:: E-Mail Contact
alasdairmceachan at hotmail dot com

Report Edited 2 times. Last edited by grassisgreener: 2013-04-07 22:37:57

Northern Cairngorms (Exc. CGM) - Tue 2nd Apr 2013
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 21.52hrs on Tue 2nd Apr 13

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Normal route out to Ben Macdui north top. Deviation into the Garbh Uisge Beag and up Garbh Uisge Mor. Return via normal route with descent of Lurchers Gully.
:: Weather Conditions
Blue skies, light wind. -7 at the ski car park at 8am. Clouded over in the middle of the day but cleared again by 3pm.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Hard neve on exposed areas. Dry sastrugi on lee slopes. North slopes above 1000m had soft snow with hoar frost. Best descent of the day was the west slope of Cairn Lochan. Lurchers had hardpack but was well travelled.
:: Skiers/Riders
Bruce Kerr
:: E-Mail Contact
glenkerr at btinternet dot com

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