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Southern Uplands - Mon 1st Apr 2013
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 20.26hrs on Mon 1st Apr 13

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Broad Law from Megget Stone road.
Drove as far as I could before the road became impassable, although it didn't stop a few sunday drivers getting stuck...
:: Weather Conditions
Blue skies all afternoon.
Biting cold wind at around 20mph.
Air temp around 2 degrees but windchill pretty high
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Masses of snow, really deep in the gullies, but typical Scottish Skiing!
Wind blown powder, ice, sastrugi, spring snow, heather, grass, rock... Everything!
But hey, its the 1st April and I am skiing in the Southern Uplands!

Southern Uplands - Thu 28th Mar 2013
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 19.01hrs on Fri 29th Mar 13

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Parked at the Scottish Water building at 4pm-ish and eventually skinned up to the top of Harestone Hill.
Skied down and skinned back up, watched the sun set and came down by headtorch.
:: Weather Conditions
Calm/negligible wind. Sun/cloud.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Unconsolidated relatively fresh surface...awesome cover!
:: Skiers/Riders
Stan.
:: E-Mail Contact
phatstanley at yahoo dot co dot uk

Report Edited Once. Last edited by phatstanley: 2013-03-29 19:05:25

Southern Uplands - Sun 24th Mar 2013
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 22.18hrs on Mon 25th Mar 13

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Minchmoor from MTB car park and up to Southern Upland Way. Return same way from summit.

Nordic touring gear.
:: Weather Conditions
Windy, sheltered in forest, brutal in the open. Snow showers and loads of spindrift.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Heavy powder low down, roads in good nick. Very fine wind packed snow on the Minchmoor road. Sun crust around the summit. No numpties walking in tracks, so had my own tracks for the descent through the forest.
:: Skiers/Riders
Just me.
:: E-Mail Contact
groups at sub3000 dot plus dot com

Southern Uplands - Sun 24th Mar 2013
Posted by: Winterhighland Member at 16.26hrs on Mon 25th Mar 13

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Glentress Forest Roads. Walked up to near the Buzzard's Nest car park and then got the skis on.
:: Weather Conditions
Below zero from Peel car park upwards.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Snow deep and soft making progress hard work but a lovely place to spend a bit of time kicking, if not gliding so much!
:: E-Mail Contact
richardbush1966 at googlemail dot com

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