touring & backcountry
Glencoe // Saturday 9th January 2010
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3 Doorstep of Christmas cake on summit

   
1 Approach from Forest Lodge

2 Skinning up West ridge

4A Hidden ravine in Coire Toag around 500m

4 Skiing the West ridge

5 Site of impromptu fall into burn

 
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Report
:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Stob a Choire Odhair (Blackmount) from Forest Lodge. Ascent largely by stalkers path to vicinity of col below West ridge and on to summit. Coire Odhar was largely blow clear of snow. 600m of proper skiing until recrossed Allt Toag at 300m. There is a ravine on the Allt Toag around 500m that is not clear on the map to be avoided in poor vis.
:: Weather Conditions
Minus 5 or so feeling cold on the summit as wind picked up. Reaching the summit happily coincided with the one sunny spell.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Wide localised variations. The W ridge had hard weight bearing snow on N side, deep cover on the crest and unconsolidated on the S side. Good cover to the W of Allt Toag giving much better skiing than the general appearance would indicate - until fell into burn.
:: Skiers/Riders
Eagle Ski Club Party scotsec@eagleskiclub.org.uk
This report was posted by Xscream179 at 21.25hrs on Sun 10th Jan 10