Last night I met up with good friend Steve and discussed our options for the day. As it was due to snow and be windy he suggested we ski toured Geal Carn. "It will be fun" he said. So after turning off the A9 and digging our way into the Balsporran Cottages car park, we put our skins on and headed up the land rover track towards the summit. On the way we battled 60 mph wind face to face before deciding enough was enough at around 840m and turning round. Oh yeah, 60 mph winds on your back whilst on skis is so much better (not). So after getting blown down the hill, falling over in unseen pillows of snow, getting soaking wet and tripping over heather, we had to dig out the car. That is moving all the snow we dug out to get the car in and then some more.
"That was fun" said Steve and I had to agree, it was very good. A very good day on the hill that was testing but enjoyable.