touring & backcountry
The Nevis Range Mtns // Tuesday 18th February 2014
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Upper snowfields of Chno Dearg, brief clearing of poor visibility.

From Fersit climb over rough boggy terrain, snowline was above 450m.

Time to put skins on.

Skiing back out of the cloud.

Looking across to Stob Coire Sgriodain.

 
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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Chno Dearg and Stob Coire Sgriodain - from Fersit in Glen Spean, near Loch Treig.
Ascended to summit of Chno Dearg first as it's much easier. Abandoned going on to Stob Coire Sgriodain due to appalling visibility and it's a much craggier hill. Took a compass bearing and pretty much skied on it until I had to take the skis off again ! Photos to follow but I'll need to compress them first.
:: Weather Conditions
Morning - light wind, extensive low cloud base (600m). Mid morning some short breaks in cloud as sun tried to burn through. After lunch appalling visibility - down to less than ten metres on descent. Approx 0 deg C at summit level.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Snowline at approx 500m, lots of rough boggy terrain before I could put skins on. Extensive snow cover once this level was reached. Some exposed areas were a bit thin but mostly extensive covering with a firm crust despite a slight rise in temperatures.
:: Skiers/Riders
Damian Caisley
Report Edited Once. Last edited by maximumpastry: 2014-02-26 18:22:04

This report was posted by Winterhighland Member at 18.13hrs on Wed 26th Feb 14


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