A better day.

3rd March 2018

There was still a bit of snowfall around today but the winds were much calmer compared to recent days. The gates to Glenshee were closed when we came through this morning, the plough was still working on clearing the road higher up. It previously had the snow cutter up this section. A big effort to clear. Hopefully the other side will open up soon.

We had a skin up to look at the West aspects of Glas Maol. The winds have moved a lot of snow around the last few days, many areas are hard and icy with deep drifts forming in very sheltered areas. It felt like there were deeper deposits lower down the hills.

Getting anywhere is hard work, ski’s, snowshoes or a route that has been previously exposed to the strong winds will be best option.

When returning they had opened the road from Braemar to Glenshee Ski Centre, a few skiers were out, plenty great powder to go at!

Passing the Perth Ski Club this morning. Deep drifts in some places.


Anywhere exposed to recent winds has been generally scoured and icy underfoot.


Descending into a sheltered aspect. It quickly changes from thin to deep cover.

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