Combat skiing!

4th February 2018

(Above) More like it! The distant view of the range from the A86 . Slopes of Sron a Ghoire to the left with the Post Face in the background, the Window just visible over the foreground hump of Na Cnapanan.

(Above) Some ski tourers out and about again today – it’s a bit of a carry to 400m and then some scratching about to gain the upper slopes on Cairn Liath – if doing ‘The Round’

(Above) The Post Face. Any ice to be had is still looking pretty much buried under recent snow.

(Above) Today’s pit site – a ski traverse line high into the back wall of Coire a Chriochairein (Stone Coire). Numerous loose, single point release events just about visible on the sun affected slopes in backgroud – although the snowpack now generally becoming well consolidated, on this NE aspect

(Above) The sun was giving a good go at breaking through the summit cloud, for the ski tourers on the ‘Round’

(Above) Typical! It finally succeeded as I made my way off the hill mid- afternoon. Still, some satisfaction in getting a few turns down from pit site,  on the backwall of Coire a Chriochairein. Quite nice snow around if you pick your line – if you don’t, then I’m afraid it’s (as per the comment of a fellow ski tourer encountered on my way out)…… ‘combat’ skiing! 

 

Comments on this post

  • Lee
    4th February 2018 6:40 pm

    Are you able to ski the track from the car park into the coire or is there a walk?

    • meagaidhadmin
      4th February 2018 8:28 pm

      I’m afraid it’s a walk to start – so about a 30min or so carry, then once you top out of the birch wood the path is more or less skiable into the coire

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