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BAM? Pah!!

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:58 pm
by whitestone
Skiing every month on proper snow for five years, in Scotland! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... s-49933063

Re: BAM? Pah!!

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:39 pm
by Mart
I've seen her exploits through Twitter - Pushed the definition to the limit during the summer months when there are only a few blobs to go at :lol:

Re: BAM? Pah!!

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:47 pm
by benp1
That is very cool. I wonder how she knew where to look? I suppose you could just aim high but some inside knowledge would help a lot!

Re: BAM? Pah!!

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:20 pm
by whitestone
benp1 wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:47 pm
That is very cool. I wonder how she knew where to look? I suppose you could just aim high but some inside knowledge would help a lot!
There are certain snow fields that are known to be permanent (or very close) in places like the foot of the north face of Ben Nevis and Garbh Coire on Braeriach. In some cases you might only get a few metres of skiing which isn't a great return for the effort in getting there.

Edit: here you go - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_patches_in_Scotland

Re: BAM? Pah!!

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:28 pm
by gairym
Read about this a while back - chapeau!

Obviously only really for the sake of being able to say you did it in the summer months but no more/less dumb than the daft crap everyone else deems important.

Good effort!

Re: BAM? Pah!!

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:41 pm
by htrider
Saw that today on the beeb. That pic represents skiing in its most optimistic form, good work :lol:
I'd be up for it but would involve driving up to the Cairngorms or Fort Bill every month. Come on Colin, its up to you!

Re: BAM? Pah!!

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:24 pm
by ScotRoutes
htrider wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:41 pm
Saw that today on the beeb. That pic represents skiing in its most optimistic form, good work :lol:
I'd be up for it but would involve driving up to the Cairngorms or Fort Bill every month. Come on Colin, its up to you!
LOL - not a chance. I've seen how far she has to carry her skis, and with the funicular out of action she can't even use that as a cheeky uplift :lol:

Re: BAM? Pah!!

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:04 am
by Alpinum
Aha! That's where Candide Thovex gets his ideas from :-bd

If you don't know who he is - search for his videos.
Don't forget to close your mouth when you finished watching.

Re: BAM? Pah!!

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:35 pm
by boxelder
He doesn't pay for his skis does he.......

Re: BAM? Pah!!

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:04 pm
by Alpinum
boxelder wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:35 pm
He doesn't pay for his skis does he.......
I don't think so. How about Helene?