Monday, February 16, 2009

Warm and slushy: A day to ski!

With this thaw starting to set in, I gave up on finding anywhere to climb on Sunday, and went for a slide in the slush instead. A group of us headed over to the Lecht, to try to avoid the tales of monstrous queues on Cairngorm. Though the 6:30 alarm felt like I was off climbing again.

A busy hill, but no too busy!

We had a good day, with good snow, if a little heavy off piste. As the day went on the surrounding hills lost some of the uniform whiteness and a few patches started to show. With all the lifts open, good visibility and a wait of never more than a few minutes, the Lecht provided for a good day of Scottish skiing, it is just a shame that the longest runs are still so short.

Bec and Claire.

The week ahead looks warm though a small window of opportunity of cold weather looks like popping up at the end of the week, and the synoptic charts for next weekend and just beyond look cold again with snow, just very windy at this stage.

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