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alan


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Re: Glencoe Snow 2016
Date Posted: 17.49hrs on Sun 22 Nov 15
A few people were out for pre-season turns today, that had to be earned the hard way with the Access Chair undergoing the final stages of it's refurbishment.



Unfortunately there is a cable fault in the network link between buildings at the top of the Access Chair and this has knocked off the mountain webcams. sad smiley

Hope to be able to replace this cable tomorrow or temporarily bypass it with a short wireless link.

The Summit Hut has suffered damage in a recent storm, this had is why the Summit has been offline recently.



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paraffin


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Re: Glencoe Snow 2016
Date Posted: 21.56hrs on Sun 22 Nov 15
Nice to meet up with some of the regulars this weekend.

For those prepared to hike up there was some action to had in the Main Basin. A good base of hard snow is building for the season.
Report and pics in Public Reports
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Re: Glencoe Snow 2016
Date Posted: 16.43hrs on Sat 28 Nov 15
Looks like Glencoe is getting a good pasting from the webcams.



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alan


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Re: Glencoe Snow 2016
Date Posted: 08.59hrs on Sun 29 Nov 15
The ADSL lines aren't working at the moment, hence the webcams are not updating. We're investigating this and hopefully it's not a line fault and we can get them back on soon.

In the meantime here's a picture at the base from a few minutes ago as the area of snow moving in from the West sets in here:





alan


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Re: Glencoe Snow 2016
Date Posted: 11.10hrs on Sun 29 Nov 15
Somewhere between 6-8 inches of snow has fallen at Glencoe since 8am this morning according to the radar and the picnic tables agree!



AndyD


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Re: Glencoe Snow 2016
Date Posted: 17.24hrs on Sun 29 Nov 15
Worth a hike tomorrow? How much to persuade them to run the access chair?

tim1mw


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Re: Glencoe Snow 2016
Date Posted: 11.37hrs on Mon 30 Nov 15
alan Wrote:
Somewhere between 6-8 inches of snow has fallen at Glencoe since 8am this morning according to the radar and the picnic tables agree!


I think all snow depths should in furture be quoted using picnic tables as a reference. Centimetres and Inches are outdated. So we now have 1/4 of a picnic table of snow!


AndyD


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Re: Glencoe Snow 2016
Date Posted: 21.50hrs on Mon 30 Nov 15
Was worth the hike. Hard work breaking trail right enough.
Good to see the Coe Crew busy getting things ready for the season and the new lift looks all set to go.
A wee vid to show some of the fun.
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Re: Glencoe Snow 2016
Date Posted: 12.26hrs on Tue 1 Dec 15
AndyD Wrote:
Was worth the hike. Hard work breaking trail right enough.
Good to see the Coe Crew busy getting things ready for the season and the new lift looks all set to go.
A wee vid to show some of the fun.



Excellent effort hiking up there.

cmorrison


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Re: Glencoe Snow 2016
Date Posted: 13.43hrs on Tue 1 Dec 15
Yep. Great effort! Looking good for so early in the season, the gully's are look pretty loaded.

alan


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Re: Glencoe Snow 2016
Date Posted: 18.15hrs on Fri 11 Dec 15
It has absolutely chucked it down for a good part of the day at Glencoe, with 10-12 inches of new snow fall according to the rain radar today.

One of the few times you could see anything at the top of the Access Chair was a brief clearing at lunchtime:



The Access Chairlift is reopening after it's almost half a million pound electrification. It's available for sightseeing and touring, there isn't yet enough snow or consolidated base to open other uplift for proper lift served snowsports - yet, but the Access Run was skied on Friday. The snow was heavy and sticky in the afternoon at that level, but should improve with a frost expected overnight with some further snow showers.

It will be a bit combat, but for those wanting to go for a hike / tour, or just play in the snow, it should be possible to carefully get a lift assisted run back to the base!


^Outside the base cafe on Friday afternoon.



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alan


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Re: Glencoe Snow 2016
Date Posted: 01.09hrs on Tue 15 Dec 15
Another 6+ inches at the base overnight and 8-10 inches up on the mountain, so gave the low level Access Run a bash on Monday morning. Flat light made what could have been fun very hard work, given it's baseless and just appeared uniform in the mist!



Sadly the hairdryer come pressure washer looks to be getting turned on mid-week, but the trend in the model output is colder from the weekend - fingers crossed! Keep in mind riding off the lifts at Glencoe pre Christmas has historically been quite rare.

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Ad_Hynkel


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Re: Glencoe Snow 2016
Date Posted: 13.31hrs on Tue 15 Dec 15
Good to see some early season pics, thanks Alan. Is the main webcam down at the moment? Only seeing the hut, top and bottom cams.

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Re: Glencoe Snow 2016
Date Posted: 19.58hrs on Tue 15 Dec 15
Ad_Hynkel, yes Main axis camera which takes all the views has started taking black pictures. New camera ordered today to replace it and old one will be sent for repair and use as a back up. We will get it back up and running ASAP.

Ad_Hynkel


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Re: Glencoe Snow 2016
Date Posted: 12.48hrs on Thu 17 Dec 15
Ah, OK. Thanks for the update. Though looking at the SSC hut cam today it looks like I shall be averting my eyes until we get some cooler weather back in...

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