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Southern Uplands - Sat 2nd Jan 2010
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 20.13hrs on Sat 2nd Jan 10

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Threipmuir - Green Cleuch - Black Hill and back
:: Weather Conditions
ENE wind, freezing at all levels, sunshine until summit then snow on return.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Lots of snow at all levels, mostly windblown and unconsolidated on the hill, Scottish powder ;-) Some areas firm enough to support skis.
:: Skiers/Riders
Nick, Graham, Alice, Andrea, Stu
:: E-Mail Contact
bob at aliandstu dot plus dot com

Southern Uplands - Fri 1st Jan 2010
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 22.41hrs on Fri 1st Jan 10

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Tour of Hart Fell. Started at Devil's Beef Tub on A701 N of Moffat, ascended Hart Fell (808m) via Annanhead Hill, Chalk Rig Edge and Whitehope Knowe. Descend via Nubbery Knowes and Black Hope to Capplegill on A708 (two cars required) 10.2 miles
:: Weather Conditions
0c at car. Wind 20-30mph on exposed ridges. Good visibility below 780m in general
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Hart Fell and surrounding area has been stripped of snow on exposed aspects due to recent strong winds. Thinner cover than of late but fine for touring. No powder turns however! Wind packed snow on many aspects. Skis on for the duration of the tour with the exception of two short occasions
:: Skiers/Riders
HighRustler & Moffatross

Southern Uplands - Wed 30th Dec 2009
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 19.19hrs on Wed 30th Dec 09

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
As yesterday. Ascent from Nine Mile Burn to West Kip, returning by route of ascent.
:: Weather Conditions
1c at car. Strong E wind, c 40mph on exposed ridges. Visibility good out of spindrift.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Slight thaw at lower levels. Thin crust forming on lower slopes making for slightly trickier skiing. Strong E wind has dramatically changed the snow cover stripping the snow from any exposed ridges or slopes. Good snow still to be found in sheltered areas, albeit a little more wind affected than yesterday.
:: Skiers/Riders
HighRustler & friends

Southern Uplands - Tue 29th Dec 2009
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 20.42hrs on Tue 29th Dec 09

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Parked car at Nine Mile Burn just off A702. Climbed West Kip and returned via moonlight and torchlight(!) to Nine Mile Burn via route of ascent.
:: Weather Conditions
Temp -1c at car. Strong E wind above 400m. Good visibility in the main before darkness descended!
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Excellent snow coverage. Best snow on S and E aspects. Small cornices starting to form in one or two areas facing W.
:: Skiers/Riders
HighRustler

Report Edited Once. Last edited by HighRustler: 2009-12-29 23:00:16

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