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Scotland - Sun 24th Mar 2013
Posted by: DF at 12.18hrs on Sun 24th Mar 13

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Short tour in Pentlands from Hillend. Up by ski centre to Caeketton, along ridge and decent down gully towards Middlle Knowe. Return by same route but dropping down from eastern end of Caeketton ridge and onto golf course.
:: Weather Conditions
Overcast and windy.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Good areas of dry wind blown powder higher up. More challenging lower down....
:: Skiers/Riders
Sunday Dave (k9 company from Eri and Iona)
:: E-Mail Contact
davidday73 at hotmail dot com

Scotland - Sat 16th Mar 2013
Posted by: flemster at 10.09hrs on Mon 18th Mar 13
:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
South Gully on Stob Ban.

Parked in Glen Nevis, hiked into Coire a' Mhuisgain, then hooked right into Stob Ban. Skinned up to South Gully, climbed it and skied back down and as close to Coire floor as possible
:: Weather Conditions
Amazing first thing, blue sky, sun and no wind. Got progressively overcast through the day. Cloud and snow and flat light came in about 15: 00
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
lots of wind blown (5-30 cm's) on hard base. Great fun skiing .... choppy / blocky avalanche debris cone at mouth of South Gully. Some furtherslip blocks in Coire.

little vid of it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oh_nKKlVvTI
:: Skiers/Riders
Neil Fleming & Katie Fleming
:: E-Mail Contact
flemingneil at hotmail dot com

Scotland - Sun 27th Jan 2013
Posted by: twin_tipper at 18.15hrs on Sun 27th Jan 13

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Hope Hills in the Lammermuirs. Skis on from the carpark at the road end along to West Hopes, then up to Lowrans Law linking snowfields. Skiing back down NW faces.
:: Weather Conditions
Sunny intervals with occasional wet snow flurries.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Surprisingly pleasant skiing. Areas that were hard windslab had been transformed into spring corn like conditions by the warmer temperatures. Heavy snow in more sheltered areas. Still deep accumulations of snow on lee aspects and depressions. Summits mainly snow free due to previous wind scouring.
:: E-Mail Contact
twin_tipper at hotmail dot com

Scotland - Fri 25th Jan 2013
Posted by: twin_tipper at 20.23hrs on Fri 25th Jan 13

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Early morning pre work start at Hopes Reservoir. Skinned up from Hopes reservoir car park to Harestone Hill and repeated. Roads were clear this morning but some drifting was evident as leaving so may be blocked again by Sat
:: Weather Conditions
Strong southerly.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Blanket cover below 300m. Great snow cover on Northerly and Westerly aspects higher with exposed areas scoured. Hard wind packed snow with sastrugi and breakable wind crust in places.
:: E-Mail Contact
twin_tipper at hotmail dot com

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