Saturday, December 13, 2008

Cairngorm Skiing: After a failed attempt to find winter conditions out west.

Bit of a silly mistake this morning when Andy and I left Inverness at 5:45, instead of turning left for the Cairngorms, we took a risk and went west.
Well when we had enough light to see, at 8am, it was pretty clear we were not going to be doing a winter route this morning. Things were wet and black, so we turned around and headed back to Inverness. Back in Inverness by 9am after a 180mile round trip, Becs and I headed for the slopes of Cairngorm instead. After a strong Southerly wind all night the gorms had had a top up, the plateau providing a good snow store for the wind to collect from.
Becky tried her hand at recording a run today, the results you can see below, she made a pretty good job. a good steady hand to say she had to watch where she was going too. The Ciste provided the best snow.
On the piste, where bashed the snow was nice, off it, it was a little scoured, and in other places wet and crusty. Still we had a good day out and made the most of it.
On the way down I spoke to a couple of teams coming out of the Norries where reports were of clearing, clearing, and more clearing.
Hopefully be out to play in the morning, probably a short day in Coire an-t Sneachda, but will wait and see how much snow comes down overnight, the forecast is for a fair bit. We shall see.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice bit of filming - not sure about the music though!