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Ski Touring on the Loma de Dilar

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« on: March 21, 2009, 16:47 PM »
This is El Perro Negros report from a recent ski touring day.

Had a great day’s skiig today. Mike Elston, Tony Muldoon and myself went up from the main Sierra Nevada ski town and followed the pistes towards Montebajo area. We reached the Loma de Dilar and then enjoyed a fantastic descent along the Loma before descending to the Casa Forestal de Cortihuela near Trevenque in the Cumbres Verdes.

A great ski! Conditions were excellent in the main once the initial ice had softened in the hot sun. The long traverse below the Loma de Dilar was hard snow in places, but lower down the snow was still in good nick. A final descent threading our way between shrubs and small trees needed some caution before we reached the collado del Matas Verdes.

This linear excursion is recommended as a day trip provided you have car backup at both ends or a friendly non-skiing driver (that was me this particular day)
. Follow this link to see short video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqGxXCqZ5Ys of the day.


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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2009, 22:56 PM »
Great video! Nice faceplant!! Mike's just been given a sportscam. He'll be dangerous when he's got the hang of it  ::)
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2009, 23:48 PM »
Brilliant video!

Make more, post more :)
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2009, 07:32 AM »
Nice one Kiersten - where were the huskies?  :technodevil:

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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2009, 20:51 PM »
Ha ha now hes good a pulling up hill, still have the problem of going down  ::)
Good job I didnt take him with me on the walk to meet them due to the pine processionary caterpillars  :o

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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2009, 14:18 PM »
Hi Maria,

Good to hear there's life in the ol' hound!

I've been meaning to send you this link to the notorious 'Carros de Foc' for ages* - it's seems sufficiently masochistic to be right up your street! Admittedly, it's not much good for your husky, though, as it's hot in August, even in the High Pyrenees!

I warn you, the friend/fiend who gave me the details is seriously, seriously, seriously fit!

Enjoy, and I'll meet you at the finishing line with a cup of Bovril!  :dancing:

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Simon

* I guess the name came from the film, 'Chariots of Fire'! :booklook:
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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2009, 18:15 PM »
Hi Simon

Thanks for the link I shall have a good read and get back to you about that cup of Bovril!!  :speechless:

Maria