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21 May 2016: CIC Hut trip Skiing Winter 2016
08 May 2016: An Teallach Skiing Winter 2016
21 April 2016: Sgran Dubh Mr Skiing Winter 2016
16 April 2016: Short Cairngorm tour Skiing Winter 2016
14 April 2016: Aonach Mor and Aonach Beag (again) Skiing Winter 2016
12 April 2016: Meall a' Bhuachaille and The Couloir Skiing Winter 2016
10 April 2016: Aonach Mor and Aonach Beag Skiing Winter 2016
19 March 2016: Cairngorms Tour Skiing Winter 2016
17 March 2016: Toll an Lochain, An Teallach Skiing Winter 2016

A day on An Teallach is never wasted, and despite concerns of finding white concrete in the gullies, we gave it a go.  We chose Toll an Lochain as it is more open, and hopefully the warmer air would soften the snow.  What we found in the shade was softer than expected, with an icy sheen on top.  This sheen was irrelevant when booting up, but noticeable on the way down on ski.   



Our first run was the (as far as I am aware) unnamed gully on Sail Liath.  Some nice snow high up where the sun had got to it, followed by the crusty stuff in the middle, with it softening up lower down.  We weren't convinced the snow was going to get much better, but made our way up Central Gully.  The snow turned out to be better, and we called it a day whilst things were looking good!  

Not a bad morning for a walk in.
The gully on Sail Liath.  350m top to bottom.
At the outflow of Loch Toll an Lochain.
Steve about to set off on Sail Liath, with the Fannichs in the background.
Steve in the gully.
Skiing the icy crust.
Lower down where the snow was a little softer.
Contemplation at the top of Central Gully.
First steep turn in Central Gully.
Surprisingly OK snow in Central Gully.
Success!  Central Gully is the line above my rucksack.
09 March 2016: Loch Avon basin gully skiing Skiing Winter 2016
27 February 2016: Beinn Dearg and Cona' Mheall Skiing Winter 2016
25 February 2016: Caenlochan Skiing Winter 2016
13 February 2016: Invercauld Skiing Winter 2016
10 February 2016: Glenshee skiing Skiing Winter 2016
17 January 2016: Ben Macdui Ski Tour Skiing Winter 2016
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