touring & backcountry
CairnGorm Mountain // Monday 5th May 2008
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Team photo with Point Five and Goat Track above in Sneachda

Steelytail preparing to descend Point Five Gully

Sue and Andy starting ski down Goat Track

Bridget carving the spring snow on North side of Macdui

Andy on a low tele scoot

Hustler carving the tele's on Cairngorm

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Cairngorm - Coire Raibeirt - bottom of Coire Domhain - Feith Buide - East side of Ben Macdui North Top. Party split - some to summit of Ben Macdui. Hustler and Telemarker had a breif excursion down into Grabh Uisge Mhor.
Return via North Top, and direct to Lip of Corie an -Sneachda - via Coire Domhain.
2 of party dropped into Sneachda via goat track, remaining four down Point Five Gully
:: Weather Conditions
FANTASTIC!!!! little wind, blue skies and lots SUNSHINE!
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
mixed spring snow, good on south side of cairngorm, and Corie an t-Sneachda. Bit soft in Garbh Uisge Mhor, and slow on north side of North top Macdui until speed gained.
slow plod skinning on plateau - even with cheat skins!

Highlight of the day was the Sneachda descents, great to ski the Point Five gully, a very memorable day out and and end of season
:: Skiers/Riders
Telemarker, Bridget, Hustler, Steelytail, Sue, Andy
This report was posted by Winterhighland Member at 10.22hrs on Tue 6th May 08

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