touring & backcountry
The Nevis Range Mtns // Monday 10th June 2013
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Nearing the top of Tower Gully

Tower Scoop

Number Three Gully.

Ascending number Three Gully.

   
Top of Tower gully

Paul in Tower Gully

Coire na Ciste

On the walk in. Is there going to be snow ?

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Report
:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
On Sunday we climbed number 3 gully on the Ben and skied back down on good spring snow. We down climbed the first 20 ft or so as it was pretty narrow but after that it was all good right down to the Lochan. Number 4 our original objective seemed broken from below. On Monday the 10th we climbed Tower gully and skied back down. Pretty intimidating knowing tower scoop is below and a small sluff or missed turn could spell disaster. My mate Paul was over on "business" and actually bought skis over here to do this. So pleased he did as it is something I have hankered after doing for a long time.
:: Weather Conditions
Amazingly good and warm weather both days. absolutely balmy lower down at the end of the day.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Spring snow. Flattering skiing. Must have been 600 m vertical down Tower and Observatory gullies.
:: Skiers/Riders
Quackski and Paul all the way from Australia to ski in Scotland in June !
This report was posted by Winterhighland Member at 16.28hrs on Sat 15th Jun 13


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