/ recommend some day tours in scotland

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mickleby - on 15 Jan 2014
Hi there,

New to ski touring, please any suggestions of first season tours in Scotland much appreciated. Downhill should be ok, but thew touring.

Many thanks
Tim Chappell - on 15 Jan 2014
In reply to mickleby:

Udlamain from Drumochter.
In reply to mickleby:

All around Drumochter, Orchy and Lawers are and Crianlarich area and Blair Atholl area and all over Cairngorms, Fannaichs, munros accessed west of Inverness, pretty much anywhere!
Mark Bull - on 16 Jan 2014
In reply to nickinscottishmountains:

To be a touch more specific, the following are fairly easy and reasonably often in condition:

Sgairneach Mor, Beinn Udlamain and A'Mharconaich from Drumochter (either direction).
A' Bhuidheanach Beag from Drumochter (several possible start points depending on snow distribution: Drumochter summit, Balsporran or near the Dalwhinnie road junction).
Carn a' Gheoidh from the Glenshee ski centre via Loch Vrotachan (can extend to or towards An Socach).
Glas Maol, Cairn of Claise and Carn an Tuirc from A93 about 2km north of Glenshee ski centre).
A Chailleach and Carn Sgulain from Glen Banchor behind Newtonmore.
Sgor Gaoith and/or Carn Ban Mor from Glen Feshie.
Ben Macdui from Cairngorm ski area via Fiacaill a' Choire Chais, Coire Raibert and Coire Damhain, return via Cairn Lochan and Lurcher's Gully.
Meall nan Tarmachan from the Ben Lawers car park.
Beinn Ghlas (with trickier extension to Ben Lawers) from the same car park.
Circuit of Creag Meagaidh (a bit harder and to be avoided without good visibility).
Mark Bull - on 16 Jan 2014
In reply to Mark Bull:

Couple more:

Chno Dearg from Fersit
Beinn Teallach from Roughburn
mcdweeb - on 16 Jan 2014
A key to a successful tour is to use a high level road which gets you up to the snow level AND is open (NB the Lawers road which often isn't if there a decent snow coverage).
This limits the choice a little but if you don't mind a walk then there are a very great number of possibilities.
The Monadhliath if snow level is OK
Ditto the Angus Glens and Mayar or Driesh
The Feshie hills
Meall Chuaich from Drumochter in addition to the above
Ben Wyvis
Using the various webcams at Glenshee, Glencoe, Cairngorm, Aonoch Mor and Ben More (google them) will help decide where to go nearer the time and give you some idea of snow cover. Have fun!
mickleby - on 16 Jan 2014
In reply to mickleby:

Many, many thanks for these suggestions. I'm really looking forward to it. Out with the maps and watch the forecast (ah its windy from the west again!!!)

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