touring & backcountry
CairnGorm Mountain // Saturday 3rd May 2008
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Aladdin's Couloir

Jungle on third pitch

Second pitch

Cas headwall slide

Jungle on first pitch

Jungle on second pitch

 
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Report
:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Cairngorm - Coire an Sneachda - Cairngorm via Aladdin's Couloir
:: Weather Conditions
Generally fine.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Good cover in Aladdin's, though quite narrow on the third pitch . The snow was soft and made for easy turns. The first pitch felt exposed but we were confident we could arrest a fall.

Got caught in a slide on the Cas headwall on the return to Cairngorm. The slope broke above Jungle in the first slide, as it broke away slowly he managed to traverse out of the way .....but only into the path of the second slide that I set off - sorry, Jungle. Fortunately, no injuries or lost gear.
:: Skiers/Riders
Jungle, 12point
This report was posted by Winterhighland Member at 21.47hrs on Wed 7th May 08


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