Sgairneach Mhor

I was out today near Drumochter with John and a Falkirk Community Trust Outdoors Ski Mountaineering team of Fergus, Stephen and Stuart. We skied in to Coire Creagach and climbed on a small crag developed by Davy Virdee and friends. We’d intended to climb either Easy Gully or Burns Supper. However, both had solid, but very large cornices, so we climbed a grade II line that brought us out about 100m east of the summit. We then had a delightful ski back down the North-East ridge.

Stephen, Fergus and Stuart having changed from ski-ing to climbing mode below the crag.

We couldn’t quite ski from/to the road, but were able to ski from about 500m. Snow cover was mostly hard old snow. There was some fresh snow from overnight and in to the morning, but this was only in pockets on Northern through to Eastern aspects. Most of the day we had broken cloud and sunshine with an easterly wind that was moving the fresh snow around.

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