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North East Scotland - Mon 19th Mar 2018
Posted by: Apex177 at 21.31hrs on Mon 19th Mar 18

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Mount Keen from Glen Mark. It seemed reasonable to go looking for the snow from The Beast from the East on the most easterly Munro. There is a superbly positioned and atmospheric guest house at the start of the route see houseofmark.co.uk. Predictably the east facing hill track west of the Ladder Burn was a better ascent than it would have been a descent. By 600m we were on hard neve that is widespread just now. We looked for better snow to ski down on the west side of Mount Keen however it was just the same with a free foot massage. We took an easy line to the south of Braid Cairn across open desolate terrain over the 664m hill and quickly over another kilometre still on neve before coming down the snow laden west facing slope into Glas Coire with good skiing to the track near House of Mark. 6 hours 17Km 700m
:: Weather Conditions
Minus 7 overnight, 25mph wind and bright sunshine
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
The road is completely clear. Best skiing to be had below 600m.
:: Skiers/Riders
Eagle Ski Club Party

North East Scotland - Sat 12th Nov 2016
Posted by: SteveMurphy at 09.19hrs on Tue 15th Nov 16
:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Ladder hills from the Lecht
:: Weather Conditions
nice! 6c on the top
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Good skiing, but starting to thaw becoming heavy in places and getting thin!
:: E-Mail Contact
stevemurphy1 at me dot com

North East Scotland - Thu 3rd Mar 2016
Posted by: Glensaugh1 at 20.20hrs on Fri 4th Mar 16

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Skied Lochnagar from Glen Muick. Enjoyed a good run from the summit of Lochnagar down to the Sandy Loch, expolered the corries and then back up to top of White Mount before returning down ridge to W of Glas Allt burn.
:: Weather Conditions
Benign, sunny conditions.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Exposed ridges scoured, but reasonable cover elsewhere. There is extensive base on the plateau, but all recent snowfall had been scoured away. Skied from and to about 550m on the Allt na Giubhsaich. Avoid Cuidhe Crom which is completely scoured out.
:: Skiers/Riders
Donald Barrie
:: E-Mail Contact
Donald dot Barrie at hutton dot ac dot uk

North East Scotland - Sat 13th Apr 2013
Posted by: telemarker at 17.50hrs on Sat 13th Apr 13

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Buck of Cabrach approach and descent on NE side
:: Weather Conditions
Bluebird! light wind
freezing level about 700m
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
firm with corn on top on W and N aspects
nice spring snow on E and S aspects
:: Skiers/Riders
telemarker solo

North East Scotland - Tue 9th Apr 2013
Posted by: allezzoomzoom at 22.57hrs on Thu 11th Apr 13

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Apres work ski tour on Ben Rinnes

17.00 Left office
17.35 Left Ben Rinnes car park carrying skis
Skins on at about 550m
18.40 At summit
skied down the north eastern slopes, then skinned back up to top of Roy's hill for another ski down to about 100m from the Land Rover track
20.00 Back at car before dusk
:: Weather Conditions
Pleasant evening on way up. Weather closed in whilst at summit.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Still nice snow fields on the northern slopes, which you can't see as you walk up the path amongst very thin cover. With not too much heather hopping I managed to get close to the track for the walk out. I have been itching to do this since the clocks changed. It would have been better a week a go, but still making fresh tracks after work beats watching the bill.
:: Skiers/Riders
allezzoomzoom

Report Edited Once. Last edited by allezzoomzoom: 2013-04-11 23:02:48

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