Another great day.

26th February 2020

Two days without a storm, I’m spoiled!

A busy day on the hills. Plenty people out on ski and foot enjoying another winters day. Some drifting in the moderate winds but sunny again with a bit of hill cloud at times. A great wee trip across to Carn nan Sac and some great skiing into the corrie.


Todays route as recorded on our Garmin. Round to Carn nan Sac first. Taking notes from steep ground along the way. A descent into the corrie, Sac attack then a skin up to the gap. A bit of piste to finish.


Drifting was steady all day.


Skier above loch Vrotachan.


A mix of skiers and walkers heading for Carn a Gheoidh. Very varied underfoot.


Two keen lads from Aberdeen heading up through the corrie. Just a bit too firm for skining up the steeper parts.


We were rewarded with a great descent. Some shallow slab on a firm base.


Surface instabilities on steep ground. This was caused by yesterdays strong sun.


Aberdonians going back for lap two.


Skiers by the fishing hut Loch Vrotachan. Plenty ski tourers around today.  Bit cloudier in the afternoon.


Walkers along the corrie edge. A mix of scoured ground and deeper snow.



Comments on this post

  • Philip Marsh
    27th February 2020 3:26 pm

    As ever, a really interesting and informative blog. Many thanks for the effort involved and stunning images.

    • scairngormsadmin
      27th February 2020 5:13 pm

      Thanks Phillip.

  • Andrew Cook
    27th February 2020 7:34 pm

    Nice to see my “sac attack” name still being used for that line. Headed there today myself, a great ski down, thanks for the skinning track to exit the valley 🙂
    And thanks for the blog posts, photos and avalanche condition reports, appreciated

    • scairngormsadmin
      28th February 2020 8:39 am

      Thanks Andrew – Great to have some good conditions to report on!

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