touring & backcountry
Southern Cairngorms // Saturday 5th March 2011
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Approx route map

Proof you can bike in ski boots

Y Gully

One of the ice climbs

   
Proof you can ski a splitboard

Fiona putting the turns in


Fiona dropping in

Glas Maol

Skinning up Cairn of Claise

Garbh Coire - looked tempting

Skinning up Carn an Tuirc - good snow starts here


How much stuff can you bike in

Loch Callater

Loch Callater

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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Bike - Auchallater -> Lochcallater Lodge
Skin/walk - Lochcallater Lodge -> Carn an Tuirc
Skin/walk/ski - Carn an Tuirc -> Carn of Claise
Ski - Carn of Claise -> y Gully
Ski - y Gully -> Coire Kander
Foot - Coire Kander -> Lochcallater Lodge
Bike - Lochcallater Lodge -> Auchallater

24k in total, 850m of ascent (10k of cycling)
:: Weather Conditions
Overcast but brightening up nicely, very warm in the sun. Higher summits in clag.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Lovely spring snow. No ice. Good distribution high up, patchy lower down but burn courses & tracks still holding snow.
Y gully skiable down to just above the loch. Approx 300m of descent.
:: Skiers/Riders
Mike & Fiona
Report Edited Once. Last edited by Mike_w: 2011-03-06 22:17:20

This report was posted by Mike_w at 20.42hrs on Sun 6th Mar 11