Friday, April 17, 2009

hayfever 2009

Looking back 2008 can be described as a light hayfever year. 2009 looks like it is heading in the opposite direction. I got through last year without any use of anti-histomens but I am thinking I'll need some this year.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Free skiiing on the Gar

The day was meant to open with a big blue sky but I woke to a dull grey. At least the wind was light, my free skiing adventure on Lochnagar was on. Met up with JP, strapped the downhill skis to the rucksack and three hours later we were at the summit. The cover was patchy and not that extensive but big scars of snow were to be found. The Eastern shoulder was selected as the ski opportunity for the day, a bowl shaped patch with a steep mid section. The snow was spring firm right at the top but softening markedly lower down. Here is a photo of the slope skied.

lochnagar free skiing