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Re: Skiing In Scotland

Postby HighRustler » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:36 pm

I forgot to update after my last post - thanks to anyone who voted. The Coire an Lochain photo finished in 1st place at the Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival and the Ben Nevis shot finished 2nd.

A few shots from the 2012-13 Scottish ski season so far....

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^ Skiing through the mist off the summit of CairnGorm 2nd Dec 2012

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^ Opening day and some of the steeper lines are already on. CairnGorm 2nd Dec 2012

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^ Taking flight into Coire Dubh, Nevis Range 2nd Feb 2013

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^ Air time into Easy Gully, Nevis Range 2nd Feb 2013

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^ Summit Gully fun, Nevis Range 2nd Feb 2013

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^ Exiting Easy Gully into Coire an Lochain, Nevis Range 2nd Feb 2013

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^ Getting first tracks in Diagonal Gully, Loch Avon Basin, Cairngorms 17th Feb 2013

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^ Heading for the valley floor and a frozen Loch Avon, Diagonal Gully, Cairngorms 17th Feb 2013

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^Checking out the entrance to Castlegates Gully, Loch Avon Basin, Cairngorms 17th Feb 2013

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^ Negotiating a misty Castlegates Gully, Loch Avon Basin, Cairngorms 17th Feb 2013
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Re: Skiing In Scotland

Postby Admin » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:54 pm

HighRustler wrote:The Coire an Lochain photo finished in 1st place at the Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival and the Ben Nevis shot finished 2nd.


Congratulations! =D> But I'm hardly surprised -- you do great work.
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Re: Skiing In Scotland

Postby Patrick » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:20 pm

\:D/ \:D/ \:D/

Definitely more spectacular pics than Admin's TR from skiing in Ireland. :stir: :rotfl:

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Re: Skiing In Scotland

Postby Admin » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:30 pm

Patrick wrote:\:D/ \:D/ \:D/

Definitely more spectacular pics than Admin's TR from skiing in Ireland. :stir: :rotfl:

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WTF? How did that get there? Obviously I didn't write that...


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Re: Skiing In Scotland

Postby jamesdeluxe » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:54 am

Fantastic photos.

Admin wrote: WTF? How did that get there? Obviously I didn't write that...

I remember reading that years ago. Is Admin claiming that someone hacked into FTO Central and posted something under his name?
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Re: Skiing In Scotland

Postby Admin » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:16 am

The date of that post predates the installation of phpBB, or current forum software. In all likelihood the migration script hiccupped.

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Re: Skiing In Scotland

Postby Patrick » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:25 am

Admin wrote:The date of that post predates the installation of phpBB, or current forum software. In all likelihood the migration script hiccupped.


Admin, that what you said the last time. Seriously, this is the second time I get you with that old Irish TR. I know you didn't write, I had seen it a long time ago under a different user name.
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Re: Skiing In Scotland

Postby Admin » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:30 am

Patrick wrote:
Admin wrote:The date of that post predates the installation of phpBB, or current forum software. In all likelihood the migration script hiccupped.


Admin, that what you said the last time. Seriously, this is the second time I get you with that old Irish TR. I know you didn't write, I had seen it a long time ago under a different user name.


I have no memory of that whatsoever. Then again I can't remember what I had for dinner last night, either.


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Re: Skiing In Scotland

Postby jamesdeluxe » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:45 am

Personally, I liked the scrappy writing style that Admin used on his Ireland TRs.
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Re: Skiing In Scotland

Postby HighRustler » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:07 pm

Admin wrote:
Congratulations! But I'm hardly surprised -- you do great work.


Thanks Admin, glad you like the photos, I always enjoy following your TR's from Little Cottonwood. brings back great memories!

Skiing in Ireland is definitely one for the enthusiast, one of these days I'm hoping to bag a ski descent on one of the Scottish islands (Skye is the most likely although there are several other options) but the snow cover is often similar to your Wicklow mountains adventure :)
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Re: re: Skiing In Scotland

Postby otisdelarosa » Mon May 06, 2013 11:55 pm

Patrick wrote:Thanks for the report. I knew there was skiing in Scotland, but you are correct about people's perceptions. When I went to California to go skiing, you would surprise by the amount of skiers, let alone people, that didn't know there was skiing in California.

So skiing in Scotland might not be so crazy after all...check out this report from 7 years ago from Ireland. :P And people call ME crazy!!! :lol:

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skiing in scotland was memorable for me, but I was so little that time that I don't even remember the place,I just remember it because I was with my dad.
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Re: Skiing In Scotland

Postby HighRustler » Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:02 am

A while back I posted some photos from the first few months of the Scottish'12-'13 season, here are some more from the latter half of the season.

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^Taking on the steeps above Strath Nethy, CairnGorm 3rd March 2013

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^Inbounds at Glenshee on a powder day 10th March 2013

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^ Fresh tracks under the Braveheart Chair, Nevis Range 16th March 2013

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^ Skiing on a school night...midweek midnight turns in the lowly Lammermuirs (c 1,000ft), south of Edinburgh, 27th March 2013

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^End of season turns, Gully No 5, Ben Nevis, 9th May 2013
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Re: Skiing In Scotland

Postby Tony Crocker » Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:05 pm

I realize weather and snow are not often both cooperative, but for one of the world's more disparaged ski regions the terrain quality looks damned good.

Too bad no pics from admin's Irish report. :lol:
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Re: Skiing In Scotland

Postby HighRustler » Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:34 pm

Thanks Tony, we've had mainly decent winters since 2008 after a few horrible ones in the mid 2000's. March 2013 was one of the coldest on record (for Scotland)We had snow to sea level lying around just before the end of the month. The SW hairdryers that typically bring warm, wet weather seem to be less prevalent and the Gulf Stream is often to be found south of the UK these days which has resulted in more weather systems coming from the north or the east. Both bring colder conditions here and are very welcome! :-D
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Re: Skiing In Scotland

Postby HighRustler » Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:27 am

Some early season shots from the 2013-14 winter here in Scotland - great conditions for early November!

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^ Ski touring 2,000ft from the gondola at Nevis Range before the lifts open for the season 8th Nov 2013

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^ First steep turns of the season high above Loch Avon, Cairngorms 9th Nov 2013
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