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CairnGorm Mountain - Wed 10th Apr 2019
Posted by: Apex177 at 20.32hrs on Thu 11th Apr 19

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Feith Buidhe above Loch Avon. We skinned up Fiacaill Choire Cas, round to the top of Coire Domhain as if going to Macdui before crossing the Feithe Buidhe about 1170m. We took the easiest line avoiding the objective hazards immediately to the North and South, see GPS track. From 925m we skinned up south of the steep slopes regaining the Feith Buidhe higher up. We also had a good short run back into Coire Domhain on softening previously windblown snow.
:: Weather Conditions
Minus three in the car park which was ideal so prevent the snow softening too much. Sunny all day with no wind feeling very hot most of the day.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
There has been a huge snow loss since Saturday. Harscheisen used on the Fiacaill ridge and softening thereafter. The downhill slopes were in use from the bottom of the Cas with downhillers being ferried up in a lift company buggy.
:: Skiers/Riders
AA AS

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