touring & backcountry
North East Scotland // Friday 29th March 2013
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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Morven. Evening tour.
Skinned up from road level. Snow was wet. East face of lower section of Morven was stripped badly. Probably enough to get down with a bit of clever line picking. Footpath up was used for ascent until gradient levels out between Morven and Roar Hill. Followed the burn up and then onto the shoulder of Morven. As it was after 6 and with zero visibility from 750m I turned tail and headed back down. The red is my descent line. Found a nice 'Burn line' which had held a lot of snow. Was able to ski right the way back down to the forest. From the car park to 750m it took me a little over an hour and a steady pace.
:: Weather Conditions
1 deg C at car park level. No wind. Fairly overcast. Cloud hovering around 700m. Zero vis at 750m. Perfect visibility below this.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Snow was wet at car park level. Well compacted. Enough to ski through the field and onto the hill. Probably not now...
Once on the hill, snow was in good condition. Descent was on well compacted snow with a covering of fresh stuff. 500M of superb descent, gave me a real grin ;o)
:: Skiers/Riders
Report Edited Once. Last edited by GEOFF_KNIGHT: 2013-04-01 09:21:33

This report was posted by Winterhighland Member at 09.17hrs on Mon 1st Apr 13

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