Stunning day!

9th February 2018

It was a sunny but cold and windy start to the day. Fantastic visibility, so ideal for a journey around some different aspects.

Skiing is a great way to travel, plenty variety of snow and good cover above 700 metres.


Making our way to some Southerly aspects.


Not particularly deep snow here but a weak layer was noted.


Cracking underfoot on an North-Easterly aspect.


Windy on the plateau with drifting snow.


Descending to see where all the snow is going!


Skiing through some older sastrugi.


Ski tourers climbing out of Caenlochan. Winds starting to ease. 


Solid, bold skier making a descent into Caenlochan. Triggered a small avalanche as he set of but then skied out.


Much calmer on the Plateau in the afternoon.


Comments on this post

  • Keith
    9th February 2018 5:27 pm

    OK, not a criticism, what’s with the high vis trousers?
    Is it a 80s ski fashion retro look (yikes) or has the pendulum swung again and I need to ditch the black-leg-wear-thing I’m doing currently? Help!
    That apart, the photos showing snow cover, depth and level are much appreciated and the blogs and main website are a go-to resource for everyone I ski with, keep it up.

    • scairngormsadmin
      10th February 2018 4:15 pm

      Thanks Keith. Orange is the new Black! We do like to keep up with the new trends (no not council workwear!) We rely on our clothing sponsor, Mountain Equipment to keep us up to date (dry and warm too!). We’re now hard to miss on the hill! Sam is a Black clothing devote, but I think orange is winning her over? Thanks for the nice words….see you out there somewhere, you’ll easily spot us!

  • Phil
    11th February 2018 1:52 pm

    Fab pictures (as always). “Skiing through the sastrugi” is a belter. I’ll be in the area at Easter and hoping for a little (though not too much!) of the white stuff.

    • scairngormsadmin
      11th February 2018 4:10 pm

      Thanks! Lets hope we have some classic touring conditions late March.

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