touring & backcountry
Northern Cairngorms (Exc. CGM) // Tuesday 2nd April 2013
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Route map

NH995003 looking east towards across Garbh Uisge Mor

 
Looking down Lurchers Gully

Coire an Lochain

Looking west across Sron na Lairge


West slope of Cairn Lochan well travelled!

Looking north to Cairngorm with the top of Hell's Lum and Stag Rocks just visible

Sron na Lairge

Looking up the approach route and Lurchers in the morning

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Report
:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Normal route out to Ben Macdui north top. Deviation into the Garbh Uisge Beag and up Garbh Uisge Mor. Return via normal route with descent of Lurchers Gully.
:: Weather Conditions
Blue skies, light wind. -7 at the ski car park at 8am. Clouded over in the middle of the day but cleared again by 3pm.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Hard neve on exposed areas. Dry sastrugi on lee slopes. North slopes above 1000m had soft snow with hoar frost. Best descent of the day was the west slope of Cairn Lochan. Lurchers had hardpack but was well travelled.
:: Skiers/Riders
Bruce Kerr
This report was posted by Winterhighland Member at 21.52hrs on Tue 2nd Apr 13


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