touring & backcountry
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Southern Cairngorms - Wed 22nd Apr 2015
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 20.26hrs on Fri 24th Apr 15
:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Cycled from Linn of Dee, then walked then skied from 700m to Beinn Bhrotain. Walk/ ski to Monadh Mor then to the remote top of Tom Dubh. Skied most of the way back to Beinn Bhrotain then 1500 foot descent.
:: Weather Conditions
Too sunny and warm. 20 degrees in Braemar.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Lots of snow on east and south east facing slopes. None on north west facing slopes. Enough snow to ski across the Moine Mhor with a few small breaks.
:: Skiers/Riders
Neil
:: E-Mail Contact
kitching1 dot family at gmail dot com

Southern Cairngorms - Sat 17th Jan 2015
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 10.47hrs on Thu 22nd Jan 15
:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Spittal of Glenshee to Loch Callater, via various tops. Crossing road at ski centre.
:: Weather Conditions
Wall to wall sunshine, below freezing, calm. Fresh breeze at one point, but otherwise perfect.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Snow very wind affected. Good skinning conditions, many exposed N-S ridges scoured and other slopes largely wind packed, large areas of Sastrugi very firm under ski. For descents snow distribution more even/predictable lower down in glens and lower slopes. Big cornices over some E slopes. Y gully and Twisting Gully in Corrie Kander in decent shape. Lochs freezing, but not yet solid for travel. Lots of xc/Nordic action on Loch Callater estate track.

Southern Cairngorms - Mon 24th Mar 2014
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 16.37hrs on Tue 25th Mar 14

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Glenshee carpark to Loch vrotachan up Carn a Gheiodh and return.
:: Weather Conditions
Blue sky, quite windy on the tops.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Scoured, sastrugi, wind blown powder. A bit of everything.
:: Skiers/Riders
me
:: E-Mail Contact
robin_mayhew at hotmail dot com

Southern Cairngorms - Wed 12th Mar 2014
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 19.21hrs on Wed 12th Mar 14

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Long route from Glenshee ski car park to Glas Maol, round Cairn of Claise to the 983m top of Cairn Bannoch. North to Carn an t-Saigairt Mor then a long trek back over Tolmount and Coire Fionn.
:: Weather Conditions
Perfect.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Scary ice, even with ski crampons, up Glas Maol (NW ridge). Very fast in morning on icy snow, then gradually softened up and got slower. Almost complete cover above 800m
:: Skiers/Riders
Neil Kitching
:: E-Mail Contact
kitching1 dot family at gmail dot com

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