Sunday, 9 January 2011

Real Skiing

A sunny start to the day with the tops covered in snow. Picture near Troutbeck enroute.

Headed up to the Lake District Ski Club hut on Raise after parking at the Greenside Mine car park.  Definitely not straight out onto the piste here.  It's a long walk up and you are nackered by the time you get there.  The cloud was down and it was windy.  No corrugated piste bashing either.  The snow was terrible boiler plate frozen sleet by the looks of it.  The lumps and bumps were unspottable in the flat light. After  three runs down, 2 falls and a long "rest" in the club hut I heded down out of the cloud into Keppel Cove.

Keppel Cove is a bleak spot on a wild day and Catseycam is a fine mountain from here.

Circled  [click on to enlarge] a person on the north west ridge of Catseycam.

The cloud started to blow away and a hint of blue arrived as the sun was going down.

Well no chips in Keswick on the way home,  but a grand coffee in the Square Orange.


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bastish said...

Great photos. I am very envious of you. Despite living with all the snow here in Japan, I have only been out skiing twice, and both times I was teaching beginners. I haven't even had a chance to use my new skins.

Greg said...

Bastish, I only afforded skins last year. I found them difficult on our rather rolling terrain. Constantly needing to take them off and put them on. In bigger mountains they must work better.