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The Nevis Range - Fri 13th Apr 2012
Posted by: h11lly at 21.32hrs on Fri 13th Apr 12

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:: Snow Cover
Limited Terrain Complete/Open.
:: Surface Conditions (out of 5)
4
:: Weather Conditions
Sunny spells and snow showers. Not much wind.
:: Snow Conditions & Info
Skinned from below the foot of the Goose on
snow that was soft powder and slightly wind packed higher up. Fine on skis but hard going on foot. After sinking deeply walking round the summit cairn of Aonach Mor to take photos I was glad to get back on skis.

Skied down to the col between Aonach Mor and Beag then returned by the same route.

Excellent cover over to col and on the summit runs and upper Goose, but below about tower 3 it gets sketchy.
Manage to get back to almost the restaurant on a diagonal from the Goose with a bit of help from the grass. !

Fantastic day in stunning surroundings
:: Riders
Helen
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h11lly at hotmail dot com

The Nevis Range - Fri 13th Apr 2012
Posted by: motatapu at 20.01hrs on Fri 13th Apr 12

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:: Snow Cover
Limited Terrain Complete/Open.
:: Surface Conditions (out of 5)
4
:: Weather Conditions
Some lovely clear spells but also some sharp showers coming through with lower cloud.
:: Snow Conditions & Info
Summit runs have great cover. Goose good on top third but below that it's combat skiing really.

Over the back, summit gully was rideable with entrance pitch on skiers right. It narrows to a short ramp just below half way down - which was fun to ski - and then opens out again. Snow was firm with a layer of windblown fresh over the top.

Spikes was a bit icier at the top and then rocky in the middle third.

There doesn't seem to be any consolidated snow below the bottom of the coire so I didn't try to get out to Bravheart and Coire Dubh; instead skinned up to the coire headwall and then boot packed up the final steep pitch. This was fine with crampons but would have been sporty without them.
:: Riders
Mike

Glencoe - Fri 13th Apr 2012
Posted by: Ad_Hynkel at 19.52hrs on Fri 13th Apr 12

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:: Snow Cover
Limited Terrain Complete/Open.
:: Surface Conditions (out of 5)
3
:: Weather Conditions
Sunny to begin with, then mixture of snow/hail showers and brighter spells. Mostly light winds from northerly direction. 3C in car park. Visibility generally very good.
:: Snow Conditions & Info
Main Basin and Spring Run good even cover of fresh snow on top sections, Happy Valley a bit more lumpy. Anything below the mid point of Main Basin (the rocks where it drops down to Haggis Trap) is pretty lumpy too. Snow for top 100-150m is fresh, about 3-5cm fell today while I was up there. You can still combat-ski to within 50m of top of Access Chair but Plateau has not got good cover.
:: Riders
Andy

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