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Perthshire - Sat 3rd Mar 2007
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 21.57hrs on Sun 4th Mar 07

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Beinn Heasgarnich from the road between Glens Lochay and Lyon.
:: Weather Conditions
Mostly sunny, whiteout on the summit. FL ~900m but sleet falling from about 700m.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Skins on from 650m, 4" of sugar lower down, deeper windblown powder over solid base in Coire Ban Mor.
:: Skiers/Riders
Al & Gwilym
:: E-Mail Contact
alanirving at bigfoot dot com

Perthshire - Tue 2nd Jan 2007
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 12.30hrs on Wed 3rd Jan 07
:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Meall nan Maigheach (corbett) then Meall Corranaich from the cairn above the Ben Lawers visitor centre.
Climbed the Corbett using telemark skis and skins but hard going on soft snow. Returned to car and used Nordic skis to climb the munro. Much faster but tricky descending!
:: Weather Conditions
excellent
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Skied from the car. Snow thin but passable at lower levels. Soft snow until 2500 feet then icy patches.
I fear by the time you read this all the lower level snow will be gone.
:: Skiers/Riders
Neil Kitching
:: E-Mail Contact
neil dot kitching at scotent dot co dot uk

Perthshire - Mon 10th Apr 2006
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 23.20hrs on Tue 11th Apr 06

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
easy short climb into northern corrie Meall nan Tarmachan from monument at north end of loch. descent by same route. first day out for my daughter touring. quote "this is better than pisting!"
:: Weather Conditions
clear skies, cold wind, sunshine.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
good cover on N to NW slopes. spring snow with wetter softer patches.
:: Skiers/Riders
Starav posse (gary, Alison aged 8)
:: E-Mail Contact
offpistescotland at tiscali dot co dot uk

Report Edited Once. Last edited by gary: 2006-04-11 23:31:22

Perthshire - Sat 18th Mar 2006
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 22.10hrs on Mon 20th Mar 06

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
From layby at (633752). Skinned from west side of railway along Coire Dhomhain track to burn junction at (622751). Cross burn and then ascent to east ridge and summit Sgairneach Mhor. Descent west to Carn Lo Loumhaidh, up Beiin Udlamain. Short steeper descent from summit down SE face for about 150 m then traverse to col bewteen BU and A Mharconaich. Climb to Summit AM and then descent via Bruach nan lomairean. Ski along track to railway line.
:: Weather Conditions
Sunny, very warm at times becoming cloudier late afternoon. Snow showers to north. Fantastic views to south, west and east.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Crusty ascent but this held the weight for most of the route. Memo - lay off the pies and beer! Good snow on descent of Sgairneach Mhor and almost spring snow on steeper descent of SE aspect of Beinn Udlamain. Snow thawing on ascent to A Mharconaich which made descent tricky down Bruach nan lomairean in deeper snow at lower level.
:: Skiers/Riders
Gary Todd & Eagles (Brenda and Richard)
:: E-Mail Contact
offpistescotland at tiscali dot co dot uk

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