touring & backcountry
England // Sunday 5th December 2010
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End of the day, standing below Mam Tor looking over Edale.

The lower half of our descent off Grindslow Knoll

The upper section of Grindslow Knoll

First turns off Grindslow Knoll

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Report
:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Peak District. From Edale, up Grindsbrook Clough and round onto Grindslow Knoll. Then a descent on its westerly flanks to Upper Booth. Southerly across to Rushup Edge and directly up a gully to the top. Along to to Mam Tor, then down gullies back to Edale.
:: Weather Conditions
Absolutely perfect! Slight wind on tops, valleys sheltered. Sunny throughout. Just below freezing and ground frozen.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
The snow has been windblown and most areas are patchy. West flanks have accumulated wind-blown snow and shallow gullies are full. We did the entire trip on skis apart from walking a small part of the valley crossing. Off Grindslow Knoll we had about 250m vertical of grass-free skiing. Could get something similar off Rushup Edge, too, in the gullies. Mam Tor has shorter patches.
:: Skiers/Riders
Simon and Richard
This report was posted by Winterhighland Member at 13.50hrs on Mon 6th Dec 10


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