Lochs Ericht, Laggan and a Ski Tour

01/04/2018 0

With a half decent forecast and a new drysuit (Palm Fuse) to test it was time to get back out in the pack raft (boat) again. I left fairly late and headed up to Dalwhinnie with the intention of having a paddle on Loch Ericht. Loch Ericht initially looked promising so off I went looking for a place to launch; as is all too common, while I was setting up the boat, the wind started blowing. The initial paddle was Read More

Scottish Skiing!

19/12/2017 0

We enjoyed negative temperatures for most of last week, and significant snowfall in the hills. It was time to go Skiing! Glenshee, my usual choice had little to offer ditto Nevis Range, the Lecht looked good, but is bloody miles away, and I would rather not hand the assholes at Cairngorm any money! Glencoe is is then! I arrived Friday eve to an already busy (with camper-vans) car park, I knew it was going to be busy tomorrow, so a Read More

Cairngorms Indecision (Corbetts | knackered fridge | buggered website)

29/11/2017 0

A weekend at home had been the plan, but then I saw the forecast which was pretty decent especially the Cairngorms – and I have Corbetts to bag. Now where I live, you can’t afford to ignore a half-decent forecast as it won’t last very long – and you’ll be kicking yourself for not having made good use of it! Given the significant snowfall during the week, I threw the ski’s in ‘just in case’, defrosted the van and headed Read More

Skiing at La Grave, France

15/03/2017 0

Hired a guide as a part of a group, and headed over to La Grave from Les Deux Alpes. La Grave is an off-piste haven with no marked pistes below the initial glacier runs. Given the lack of recent snowfall, the area was hard-packed with moguls rather than powder, but still great fun. We did the main 2 itineraries (crossing over part way down the second), down to P1 as not enough snow to ski to La Grave village. Never Read More

Skiing The Vallée Blanche Back To Chamomix

19/02/2013 0

Skiing down the Vallee Blanche, Chamonix, France 19/02/13. A 2800M drop over 17KM from the Aiguille du Midi to Chamonix town. We hired a guide, Stuart Macdonald of http://www.avalancheacademy.com/ (recommended!)  

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