A few years ago I had tried to ski the Monadh Liath circuit but got the snow level all wrong and probably ended up driving back home with my tail between my legs.
Being inspired by Team GB in the ISMF World Championship's this week, and having no-one to climb with a few days ago, I made attempt number 2.
I am a complete convert to light weight equipment, especially when it comes to skiing and you don't have to be racing to see the benefits of a light weight set up.
It was bitterly cold (3 layers, a buff and goggles all day) and grateful to have the reserve not to have to stop - it wasn't a "dwaddling day".
5 hours later and 2 hot spots, the lack of training over the past 5 weeks showed.