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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

Southern Cairngorms - Tue 11th Mar 2014
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 11.15hrs on Wed 12th Mar 14

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Glas maol, Cairn of claise, Carn an tuirc
:: Weather Conditions
Blue sky, excellent visibilty. Sunburnt head.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Spring snow, a little hard on some aspects
:: Skiers/Riders
me
:: E-Mail Contact
robin_mayhew at hotmail dot com

Southern Cairngorms - Sun 9th Mar 2014
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 20.47hrs on Sun 9th Mar 14

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Exploring glenshee a bit, glas maol, cairn of claise and down y gully into coire kander, bootpack back out and down fun gully opposite to rejoin ski pistes, snow cover lower down looked non existent so good option to stay high.
:: Weather Conditions
Cloudy to start clearing later. Very spring like, warm and wet.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Again spring like, soft snow everywhere if a little heavy to ski. No ice anywhere for a nice change.
:: Skiers/Riders
Chad and Emily (separate laps, relay style!)
:: E-Mail Contact
chadharrison1 at yahoo dot co dot uk

Report Edited Once. Last edited by Chad123: 2014-03-10 08:04:19

Southern Cairngorms - Sat 1st Mar 2014
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 22.10hrs on Sat 1st Mar 14

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Cairn of Claise & Carn an Tuirc from A93 via Sron Gaoithe. Skis on within 250 metres of the road : -). Late start -11: 30 ish.
:: Weather Conditions
Moderate winds and very clear spells with a few snow showers. Poor viz in showers, excellent at other times. Freezing at most levels
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Dusting of fresh on hard pack / plate. Lower down fresh was balling on mo-mix skins. Very nice run down from Carn an Tuirc.
Considering how busy the carparks were the queues in Coire Fionn didn't look too bad!
Despite recent snow loss still loads.
:: Skiers/Riders
Austin2planks & Marley (4 legs)

Southern Cairngorms - Sun 16th Feb 2014
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 12.16hrs on Mon 17th Feb 14
:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Glas Tulaichean from Dalmunzie
:: Weather Conditions
Sunny intervals, cloud just above the tops, fresh NW wind, freezing level around 500m.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Snow level 350m. Superb ski-anywhere cover above 500m. Hard but grippy where exposed to the wind, nice packed powder in sheltered areas, some sastrugi. Some combat skiing (crust, mush and heather) low down, but did not detract from a great tour!

Recent sizeable avalanche debris visible on W side of Ben Gulabin.

:: Skiers/Riders
Mark and Gillian
:: E-Mail Contact
jmarkb at btinternet dot com

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