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Glencoe - Sun 21st Feb 2016
Posted by: telemarkmark at 13.49hrs on Mon 22nd Feb 16

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
A 'mini-adventure'
Car park to Scottish Ski Hut & back. Via red access run
:: Weather Conditions
Started relatively calm, half way across plateau wind increased to howling gale at the Hut.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Generally very good, some icy patches were unseen and skied or blown sideways across at top. Plateau good. Top of red run powder! At base water-skiing!!
:: Skiers/Riders
Anne, AJ & Mark - ESTC
:: E-Mail Contact
telemarkmark at ovi dot com

Glencoe - Sat 6th Apr 2013
Posted by: Freeheel at 23.54hrs on Sat 6th Apr 13

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Glencoe 'Back Corries' circuit - from Meall a Bhuiridh Summit along the ridge onto Creise, then Clach Leathad then ski down Sron nam Forsair taking a line into Allt Coire an Easain near to the loch of that name. Head over to the col between Meall a Bhuiridh and Creag an Fhirich before putting the skis on again and enjoying a good run down the Allt Creagan Nam returning to the ski centre by the West Highland Way This was a short c4hr trip from the ski centre though without lift ticket a couple more ours would probably have been needed.
:: Weather Conditions
Sunny periods and light winds. Snow soft below c 1,000m with freezing level c800m or thereabouts. Temp 6c in car park at end of day - 6.30pm
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
The ridge to Creise looked interesting and crampons might have been useful but in retrospect added weight and not essential. Snow on Clach Leathad had a spring like feel and definitely so on the descent while final descent down the Allt Creagan Nam was classic Scottish sprind skiing and finding the best line to get as close to the WH Way as possible. In reality c100m of vertical so pretty good.
:: Skiers/Riders
Freeheel
:: E-Mail Contact
gordon dot simpson at btinternet dot com

Glencoe - Sat 26th Jan 2013
Posted by: Ruchillrover at 15.25hrs on Sun 27th Jan 13

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Beinn a' Chrulaiste to Meall nan Ruadhag, out the back of the Kingshouse Hotel. This was the avalanche aware route of choice given the forecast. Up the East ridge, down the North, then rumble along the tops, before a traversing descent across the flank of Ruadhag to the hut on the track and then back to the Hotel.
:: Weather Conditions
Atmospheric! Several glimpses of sun and cloud generally estimated to be 900 to 1000m, dropping in a few short lived squalls. All together a great day.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Adequate to start skinnign from about 300m. Good cover going up ridge. The Northerly descent was approached with caution, but snow fields not large or unduely steep on our chosen line, so we were fine. Some lovely creamy snow! Cover along th etops good.
:: Skiers/Riders
Tim, Mark, Di, Chris, Jane and Angus

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Glencoe - Wed 5th Dec 2012
Posted by: Turfty at 23.11hrs on Wed 5th Dec 12

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Up Meall a Bhuiridh, then dropped west along ridge and up on to Creise. Great descent down east face into Mam Coire Easain then traverse round on to shoulder of Meall a Bhuiridh at 850m or so and back down piste.
:: Weather Conditions
Beautiful day with not too much wind and stunning views
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Creise descent was on fantastic snow though had to keep an eye out for rocks lurking just below the surface in places. Skis on for a significant proportion of the Meall a Bhuiridh to Creise ridge.
:: Skiers/Riders
Turfty

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