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07 April 2013: Gully skiing, Cairngorm Skiing Winter 2012/2013

3rd day out, and the inhead conditions were as fuzzy as the overhead conditions due to the previous evenings liquid sustenance. A planned easier day, but it still required some willpower to skin up through the ski area and onto the plateau. A bit of navigation was even required for a change, but we found the top of Diagonal Gully no problem. Then the problems started, as the optimistic view that the sun would have made an appearance by now was slightly, well, optimistic, and Diagonal was full of white lumpy concrete. It was a relief to get to the bottom of it, and not because of any fear, just because it wasn't pleasant.



Castlegates and Pinnacle Gullies looked like they had nice soft snow in them, but the inclination wasn't there for an additional run, so it was a head-down-get-on-with-it slog up Coire Domhain, then me playing a game of guess the angle of rising traverse required to hit Alladin's dead on. Was out by a few metres to the West, but was close :o) In contrast to Diagonal, Alladin's was full of nice snow, and there were big grins all round at the bottom.

Steve getting to grips with the solid stuff in Diagonal Gully.
Scott forcing himself down Diagonal Gully.
Carn Etchachan and An Sticil above Loch Avon.
Skinning out of the Loch Avon basin.
Scott at the lip of Coire Domhain
Steve at the lip of Coire Domhain
Steve setting off down Alladin's Couloir.
Scott about to start his most anticipated gully.
Scott at the bend of Alladin's Couloir
Exiting Alladin's Couloir
Victory pose.
06 April 2013: Creag Meagaidh gully skiing Skiing Winter 2012/2013
05 April 2013: Dubh Loch gully skiing Skiing Winter 2012/2013
31 March 2013: Emerald Gully, Beinn Dearg. Winter Route Winter 2012/2013
30 March 2013: Glencoe skiing Skiing Winter 2012/2013
24 March 2013: Glen Tanar, XC skiing and Craig Leek tree skiing. Skiing Winter 2012/2013
20 March 2013: Stob Ban Gully Skiing Skiing Winter 2012/2013
12 March 2013: Sgurr a'Mhaoraich Walk Winter 2012/2013
11 March 2013: A' Chralaig Walk Winter 2012/2013
03 March 2013: Ben Lui Skiing Winter 2012/2013
23 February 2013: The Flume Direct, Garbh Choire, Beinn a' Bhuird Winter Route Winter 2012/2013
17 February 2013: Gully skiing, Liathach Skiing Winter 2012/2013
16 February 2013: Ruadh-stac Mor, Beinn Eighe Walk Winter 2012/2013
09 February 2013: Lochnagar with skis. Skiing Winter 2012/2013
02 February 2013: Another trip up Carn an Tuirc! Skiing Winter 2012/2013
26 January 2013: Glen Tanar, XC skiing Skiing Winter 2012/2013
20 January 2013: Carn an Tuirc Skiing Winter 2012/2013
03 January 2013: Skiing, Liathach. Skiing Winter 2012/2013
01 January 2013: Twisting Gully, Liathach Winter Route Winter 2012/2013
31 December 2012: Beinn Damh Walk Winter 2012/2013
30 December 2012: Glen Bianasdail Walk Winter 2012/2013
08 December 2012: Drumochter ski tour Skiing Winter 2012/2013
02 December 2012: Beinn a'Bhuird Winter Route Winter 2012/2013
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