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06 May 2012: Skiing on the plateau, Cairngorm. Skiing Spring 2012

Another glorious day, and it felt quite pleasant in the campsite in the morning.  We decided to go for the shortest route to the snow, so it was a repeat of the previous Saturday and a skin up the Fiacaill Ridge onto the plateau.  The rest of the day was spent having runs down into Coire Raibert, Coire Domhain and the Feith Buidhe (which was fantastic).  Alan squeezed in some extra runs while we enjoyed a bit of occasional sunbathing.  Our return trip saw another descent into Coire Raibert, this time from the top of Stob Coire an t-Sneachda, and then the final pull up onto Cairngorm.  The snow was firming up again, but we still had a good run down into Coire Cas, with only a short walk from the bottom of the "Gunbarrel" back to the car.  Another great couple of days, and it looks like there's more snow on the way!




Helen heading for Coire Domhain.
Going for a run into Coire Domhain.
Looking for the best way down, near the Feith Buidhe, with Hells Lum behind.
Alan heading down the Feith Buidhe.
Helen getting a turn in on a steep bank.
At speed through a couple of bumps.
Alan on the steep bank above the Feith Buidhe.
Discussing how good it was.
Still going.
End of the skiable snow.
There's always a trade-off.  Heading back up.
It was good, so we sneaked an extra run in.
You should just be able to pick out Alan and myself.
Hot work on the way back up.
Helen at our sunbathing spot.
Final run of the day into Coire Cas from the top of Cairngorm.
05 May 2012: Braeriach Skiing Spring 2012
29 April 2012: Skiing by numbers, Ben Nevis - part 2 Skiing Spring 2012
28 April 2012: Ben Macdui ski tour Skiing Spring 2012
25 April 2012: Skiing by numbers, Ben Nevis Skiing Spring 2012
15 April 2012: Carn Mor Dearg. Skiing Spring 2012
14 April 2012: Aonach Mor Skiing Spring 2012
01 April 2012: Garbh Choire Mor, Braeriach Skiing Spring 2012
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