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Monday, 7 April 2008

Great snow but skiing off limits at the Ptarmgan due to plane crash...

A lot snowier and windier than forecast.
Climbing conditions were reported as being very good over the weekend with the bonus of having the mountain to yourself in several locations. That is apart from over on Ben nevis...!
The weather and visibility were relatively poor and there were a number of call outs for the Scottish rescue teams. The rescue service were very busy in the Ben Nevis area.
Although Saturday's tragic plane crash was outwith the ski area, Cairngorm Mountain have been requested not to operate the Ptarmigan Tow until investigations have been completed. At the moment the ski condition are especially good on the upper mountain...
For more on the Cairngorm plane crash see the BBC Scotland News here, the BBC News video here and Cairngorm Mountains website here.
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