touring & backcountry
North East Scotland // Wednesday 10th April 2013
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Summit of the Buck - removing skins

Back at car after a record 70mins return trip up&down the Buck

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Report
:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
The Buck of Cabrach (721m)
Started 7.10pm from layby on B9002 (approx 1km south of junction with A941) at 410m
Straight assault on the Buck, with some traversing higher up.
To summit on ridge. then return down large snowfield on Northern flank
5km route
Back at car by 8.20! Great fun skiing down in as dusk approached. next time would prefer to take fatter skis
:: Weather Conditions
cloud level 550-600m snow showers, freezing level around 500m but lowering
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
mix of large snow field by road, to narrow ribbons of snow on flatter area before main climb. extensive deep snow cover above 500m
:: Skiers/Riders
Telemarker and Jason
This report was posted by Winterhighland Member at 09.23hrs on Thu 11th Apr 13


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