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Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Wow....!




For the first time in several days the clouds lifted and the sun came out to reveal the snow cover over the Cairngorms and .....WOW!
Apparently the "best cover for over 15 years for this time of year "was one quote from the SAIS. "There is awesome skiing on Cairngorm Mountain!" to quote from Cairngorm Mountain's website here and having seen the cover I tend to agree too!
At the moment foot travel to and from the mountains is best done in snow shoes or skis.
The avalanche risk is very high at Cat 4 (Cat 5 is the max) See the SAIS Cairngorms report and the SAIS Blog for a good photo of Coire an t-Sneachda which shows almost complete deep snow cover of the whole coire!
More details of the recent plane crash and how close it was to the Ptarmigan ski area and restaurant can be found in the Strathspey and Badenoch Herald website here.
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