touring & backcountry
CairnGorm Mountain // Friday 5th April 2019
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C Blown clear and sastrugi

   
A Fiacaill Chais ridge

B Coire an t Sneachda

D SE from Cairn Lochan

E Cliff edge on Cairn Lochan

F Wind formed feature above Lurchers

G Coire an Lochain with crown fractures

H Sunset above Chalamain Gap

 
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Report
:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Up to 1141m on Fiacaill Choire Chas and round to Lurchers
:: Weather Conditions
A late start avoided the harsh morning weather although winds still 35mph on occasions. Sunny
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Many leeward slopes blown clear of fresh snow and lots of sastrugi. I am told that fresh snow is blown away in a 10mph wind and bonded snow requires a 55mph wind. The snow in Lurchers was very difficult to turn on. I started my descending traverse to the car park at 900m.
:: Skiers/Riders
AS
This report was posted by Apex177 at 20.27hrs on Sat 6th Apr 19


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