Wednesday, 6 February 2013
Carn Aosda. The Cairnwell. Glen Shee
Watching the weather forecast the night before there had been heavy dumps of recent snow so it was doubtful if we would manage such an out of the way hill under these conditions.
Perfect conditions and all the four wheel drive skiers cars had helped carve a safe path down to the tarmac which was covered over in places. We followed behind a family sized Porche, not the type of convoy or situation I'm used to but fun for a photographer.
The last time, over twenty years ago, I did this pair ( the mountains folks, the mountains, not the chair lift occupants) it looked like a Lowry painting as well. Loads of brightly coloured little figures having fun on the slopes.
The hard plod up to the Cairnwell followed then a fast decent down the front run beside the ski tow to reach the car. No one was on it as that lift was still shut.A tough but highly enjoyable day out in a fantastic area.
Keeping to the snowy theme here's a short video of a very lucky guy climbing an ice route. In spite of the fact he's facing a fall he stays remarkably calm and composed throughout. Never loses his smile at any point! Worth watching all the way through.