Thursday, 7 January 2010

ski tour near Oban Jan 07 2010.

Beinn Bhreac on the skyline from Barcaldine

reaching the forest at approx 150m.

Patchy snow cover!

It seems that our luck with the amazing weather conditions continues on the west coast of Scotland!
Today I went for an explore on my skis. Hamish and i started at 60m above sea level at Barcaldine and headed up Beinn Bhreac 708m. The road was impassable by car so we skinned all the way along the road, into the woods of Barcaldine forest and so to the ssw ridge of Bhreac.
The forest was the best bit as the tracks are holding snow where as the hill snow is patchy and not that deep!
Classic Scottish touring was had for 4 hours, heather, grass, snow, deep snow, ice and thin coverings on the road!
Beinn Bhreac is a lovely hill with fine views out to the islands and up towards Glen Etive and the Glencoe.
It was so cold today, my camera batteries just died on me, maybe a new camera for me?
Its not often you can tour these wee hills, long may it last!

1 comment:

  1. The patchy snow cover looks very cool and interested to ski over it. As these are luxury ski holidays season it is the right time to go there.