Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Ski/ board descent of Carn Mor Dearg

 Fresh snow in Scotland doesn't last long, so when it arrives you need to make sure you’re around to welcome it. With lectures starting at 1.30pm, I had a few hours to make the most of the wonderful white stuff;) that hugged the hills. I accompanied a strong party (you know who you are) on a plod up Cairn Mor Dearg to scope out some skiable lines. The winds have been blowing powerful Easterlies, clearing the East facing corries of soft snow exposing hard neve which didn't look so lovely to slide on.

The day was pretty atmospheric in all; cloud dissipated giving some nice views of the surrounding area.  Icy winds and snow devils added to the Joys of winter.  

On approach we spotted a line which Connor was certain ran all the way down to the North face path. After checking the map the line was confirmed and we set of on well bonded slab. 

As we dropped down the snow became far leaner, though we managed to pick our way to the path on shallow snow patches. Skis and Boards remain surprisingly intact despite rock dodging.

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