touring & backcountry
Glencoe // Saturday 26th January 2013
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The Buachaille

   
Fine ascent - weaving the rocks

The Kingshouse

Sea King

The Buachaille

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Report
:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Beinn a' Chrulaiste to Meall nan Ruadhag, out the back of the Kingshouse Hotel. This was the avalanche aware route of choice given the forecast. Up the East ridge, down the North, then rumble along the tops, before a traversing descent across the flank of Ruadhag to the hut on the track and then back to the Hotel.
:: Weather Conditions
Atmospheric! Several glimpses of sun and cloud generally estimated to be 900 to 1000m, dropping in a few short lived squalls. All together a great day.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Adequate to start skinnign from about 300m. Good cover going up ridge. The Northerly descent was approached with caution, but snow fields not large or unduely steep on our chosen line, so we were fine. Some lovely creamy snow! Cover along th etops good.
:: Skiers/Riders
Tim, Mark, Di, Chris, Jane and Angus
This report was posted by Ruchillrover at 15.25hrs on Sun 27th Jan 13