Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Monadh Mór

Managed to fit a nordic skiing trip into the brief weather window between deep Atlantic depressions this week. I had been up Carn Ban Mór a couple of times last winter with a view to traveling over the plateau to the remote mountain, Monadh Mór but had always been thwarted by weather or snow conditions. On this occasion there was thick mist above 800M but a good forecast gave me the confidence to launch off into the wilderness of Móine Mhór on a compass bearing and not much else.

The mist cleared enough half way across allowing me to identify the saddle behind Tom Dubh and then on to the north ridge of Monadh Mór. The snow had been blasted off the last 500M to the summit necessitating walking. Apart from that the whole route above 700M was very ski-able in generally good snow. Surprisingly good conditions for so early in the season.

Round trip 14miles/22.5KM

Skis: Hagan X Trace
Boots: Garmont Excursion

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