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CairnGorm Mountain // Thursday 1st December 2011
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Ptarmigan traverse

Plateau

Marquis Wells

M2 fairway junction

M2

Looking up the traverse

Hippo fence

Fairway

Cas from the 105

Bars on the Ptarmigan tow

Wind blown on the traverse

Fancy meeting you here

New snow canon

View of the M2

Bars going on the Ptarmigan tow

Gunbarrel at end of day

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Report
:: Snow Cover
Broken & Patchy. Very Limited Terrain.
:: Surface Conditions (out of 5)
2
:: Weather Conditions
Cracking day. Not much of a wind for a change, clear with the occasional patch of sun. below freezing
:: Snow Conditions & Info
Skins on at the foot of the gunbarrel and you could get up to the top of Marquis Wells.

Met Sandy Macbean coming down the traverse so the sunny photos and telephotos are thanks to him.

The snow was powdery , packed in places, on a grippy base that had the occasional patch of ice.

Good cover on the Ptarmigan traverse, bars are on the tow, and nice powder on the west side of Marquis Wells. I skied part of the way down the M2 which had some large drifts then skinned back up and went back by the traverse and Cas. West Cas was good.

:: Riders
Helen
This report was posted by h11lly at 18.32hrs on Thu 1st Dec 11