A mile long ski run down from the top.

Off the community built and run ski slope on Lowther Hill, lush spring snow and a long ski run.

A happy crowd on Lowther Hill

Our home-made rope tow on Lowther Hill is well used when the weather is fair at the weekend.

On the track up

Cramalt beckons, Pete eyes up the cornice in the big bowl, and the sun is beating down.

Full bowl

I'm led to believe the snow was awesome, dude.


Craig on the skin up the curiously named 'Hammerhead' in the lowly Broughton Hills between Moffat and Edinburgh.


Light blowing snow and flat light, but Craig enjoys the nice, longish ski down back towards Broughton.

Mid-winter on the Lowther nursery slopes

Skiers finishing for the day at Leadhills.

Sony A7II and Minolta MD 35-70 f/3.5

The portable tows started !!

First skiable snows for the 2017/2018 season, and the portable rope tow is running :-)

Sony A7II and Minolta MD 50 f/1.4

Coire Dhomain

We skirt the Sow of Atholl on the way to the climb up the eastern ridge of Sgairneach Mhor

Leaving no tracks

Between powder fields, the snow alternated between wind packed ice coated hardpack to woomfy, slabby and unstable windslab.


November 2016 - Volunteers on the way up the hill to continue the snow fencing work.

Carn Mor Dearg descent

The cloud rolled in late in the day but it didn't spoil the snow.

Ben Nevis and the north face

I love this view of the Ben. To the left of the summit is the upper Coire Leis, to the right is Observatory Gully which we skied a year earlier, and the backdrop is the Ring of Steall.

Traversing CMD

Craig making his way along the ridge of Carn Mor Dearg. Ben Nevis behind and the couloirs we'd skied the day before. We'd climbed and skied the west face of CMD in the mist on the evening we arrived but In the sunshine a couple of days later we skied several lines off the steeper east face of CMD, and each of them was lush.

Securing the descent.

The cornice was simply too big to ski off. Thankfully, some of my pals are quite handy with ropes and a snow bollard helped secure our entry over the cornice onto the steep scarp below.

High up in number 4.

The scale and imposing nature of the gulllies here can only be grasped first hand.

Number 4

This is the first gully we'll ski down. Wide, but steep, and with a fearsome vertical cornice to tackle.

Number 5

All smiles as we approach the bowl at the top of number 5.


After a descent through one of Ben Alder's south eastern coires, we linked snow patches and heather back towards the stalkers path.