touring & backcountry
Glenisla // Saturday 7th February 2009
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A. Starting in shelter of trees, Glen Prosen

B. Generally bright day

D. Reasonable vis, summit behind.

C.

E. Mixed snow snow and ice on mid height slopes.

 
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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Driesh from Glen Prosen. The first issue was driving up the road. In places the only guide to where the road should be was the fence at the side and it and the road were invisible with spindrift at times. Movement was hampered by the strong winds and extra hard ice on the upper slopes.
:: Weather Conditions
50-60mph Northerly wind from 450m upwards. Generally reasonable vis above spindrift. When I took my hat off it felt like I had my head in a bucket of iced water, say windchill of -25. No photos from higher up due to camera freezing.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Deep windblown on lower slopes. Large areas of hard ice (at times taking full weight on points of harscheisen without entering snow/ice) for 1km higher up and knobbly ice for last few hundred metres (distance). Scotsec@eagleskiclub.org.uk
:: Skiers/Riders
Angus Armstrong, Neil Raitt & Alan Sloan
This report was posted by Winterhighland Member at 19.13hrs on Mon 9th Feb 09


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