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Lake District - Thu 4th Apr 2013
Posted by: paraffin at 22.20hrs on Thu 4th Apr 13

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
After work zip up Blease NW ridge from Roughten Beck / Glendeterra
:: Weather Conditions
Clear, NE wind. Snow in the air by 20: 15
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Skis on at 400m skin to Summit 800m. Descent on sastrugi, then last 150 m spring snow
:: Skiers/Riders
paraffin
:: E-Mail Contact
davie dot sanderson at tesco dot net

Lake District - Thu 21st Mar 2013
Posted by: paraffin at 21.16hrs on Thu 21st Mar 13

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
After work dash up Hopegill Head from Lorton via Hopebeck. Skin up & ski down NW shoulder
:: Weather Conditions
Clear. 70 mph E wind. Lost my Norwegian hat!
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Wind packed powder
:: Skiers/Riders
Davie Paraffin
:: E-Mail Contact
davie dot sanderson at tesco dot net

Lake District - Mon 5th Nov 2012
Posted by: alnsu at 10.02hrs on Wed 7th Nov 12
:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Back of Blencathra (north side)
:: Weather Conditions
sun, some cloud earlier
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
soft, over boot top depth, 2 thirds of way down, rest grass moguls!
:: Skiers/Riders
al n su plus dog
:: E-Mail Contact
alnsu dot newsham17 at btinternet dot com

Report Edited Once. Last edited by alnsu: 2012-11-07 10:12:24

Lake District - Thu 1st Nov 2012
Posted by: gordie at 19.36hrs on Thu 1st Nov 12

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Woke up this morning to see the first sprinking of snow on the Lakeland Fells and I needed no further encouragement to head up for a play. Went up Great Dodd from the Old Coach Road on the eastern side. Hit the snow line around 500m and by 650m snow was laying nicely. Climbed to the summit of Great Dodd at 857m where it was a blizzard with snow laying quickly in the strong westly breeze. Skied down the eastern flank where the full snow cover of around 3/4 inchs ran well to around 600m. From here continued untill the snow ran out and through a few combat moves on the grass to get to within 100m of my truck. A great day to start the new season and better snow then expected. Hope you all have a brill winter 12/13
:: Weather Conditions
Freezing around 700m with snow laying down to 500m. Strong westly wind drift snow nicely onto eastern flanks.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
OK considering its early November and its only the first fall. Good enough to crank a few turns out.
:: Skiers/Riders
Gordie and Tyan
:: E-Mail Contact
gordon_oliver at hotmail dot com

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