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Southern Cairngorms - Fri 9th Mar 2018
Posted by: Horseye at 13.32hrs on Thu 15th Mar 18

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
From Glenshee to Invercauld taking in Lochnagar
:: Weather Conditions
Very cloudy initially, leading to doubts whether we would attempt the route. But cleared up, and ended up glorious. Cold, windy. FL well below summits.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Lovely! Dry, light, windblown but not scoured. Snow level all the way down into the valleys at Glenshee and Deeside.
:: E-Mail Contact
snow at horseye dot co dot uk

Report Edited 2 times. Last edited by Horseye: 2018-03-15 13:52:42

Southern Cairngorms - Fri 16th Feb 2018
Posted by: NewRetroTom at 10.11hrs on Mon 19th Feb 18

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Mullach Clach a'Bhlair from Ruigh Aiteachain
:: Weather Conditions
Sunny spells below 850m, clag above.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Some icy scoured areas, but also some lovely powder where the wind had deposited the snow.
:: Skiers/Riders
Tom & Nick
:: E-Mail Contact
tomrowntree at hotmail dot com

Southern Cairngorms - Sun 7th Jan 2018
Posted by: NewRetroTom at 19.14hrs on Sun 7th Jan 18

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Geal-charn and A'Mharchonaich from Balsporran Cottages.
:: Weather Conditions
Bluebird! -9.5 degrees C in the car park. Fairly light winds.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
A surprisingly good snow depth on most aspects. Hardly hit any rocks at all. Able to ski all the way to the car park. Some scoured areas and sastrugi. A mixture of soft snow, surface hoar and windblown broken crystals forming crust/slab.
:: Skiers/Riders
Tom and Liam
:: E-Mail Contact
tomrowntree at hotmail dot com

Southern Cairngorms - Fri 24th Feb 2017
Posted by: Apex177 at 20.25hrs on Sun 26th Feb 17

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Cairn of Claise and Carn an Tuirc from A93 north of Glenshee.
:: Weather Conditions
Storm Doris gave the snow on Thursday before the rains took it away on Friday night so Friday was the day to be out. We even saw some sun in the morning.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Southern slopes had the redeposited snow mostly without a base as such with an occasional icy under layer.
:: Skiers/Riders
Eagle Ski Club Party

Southern Cairngorms - Sun 27th Mar 2016
Posted by: Apex177 at 21.46hrs on Wed 30th Mar 16

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Carn a Gheoidh from Glenshee.

First of all there must be some other tourers out there holding out against letting Facebook be the forum of choice for Scottish ski tourers. If you are one of them please post a tour here.

Despite all the thaw there is still some roadside access to the snow at Glenshee. We carried for 10 minutes at the start of the day and skied back to the road. Route out to Carn a Gheoidh and back over Cairnwell. Skis on apart for about 15m at top of the Cairnwell.
:: Weather Conditions
The forecast gales did not happen. We had a couple of hail squalls but enjoyed good vis for much of the time out.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
A little fresh on a deep and wide base. The snow/ice on the lochans showing signs of weakness.
:: Skiers/Riders
Angus and Alan

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