Carn an Tuirc and Cairn of Claise by Ski

Yesterday, with the good looking weather forecast, we decided to head up to Glenshee area with the skis to get a few more munros ticked off. This time last year we headed up to the same place to do a big hill day including six munros, but with the strong wind, driving snow and bad visibility we only managed two before deciding to give up and head back down to the car.

So our plans were to do the remaining four. Once again the bad visibility came in over the plateau and we quickly lost motivation, so ended up just doing two hills – Carn an Tuirc and Cairn of Claise. It was our first time pacing on skis which was interesting, but good…and awkward trying to walk on a bearing! My paces were overshooting the targets initally, but the practice was good and we both seem to have the numbers sorted for walking on skis now.

Here are some photos from our day, plus another amateur attempt at video editting:

Summit of Carn an Tuirc
K heading off into the whiteout
J plateau bashing
Summit number two – Cairn of Claise
Cloud disappearing for the descent!
Keith enjoying the view
J skiing into the distance
Suddenly its all worth while!

skiing 15.2.13 video from GetOutAdventures on Vimeo.

Janey and Keith

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