touring & backcountry
Glencoe // Monday 30th January 2012
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West from Stob Ghabhar showing Ben Starav at right end of furthest ridge

West from Stob Ghabhar summit ridge towards Glen Kinglass. Ben Cruachan veiled in sunlight

Stob Ghabhar from near Victoria Bridge

Hungry Robin

East face of Stob Ghabhar. Summit is a snowy high point on the ridge almost at photo centre line. Descent route starts on the wide snow field with a rock island in it, followed by long traverse between the high rock pyramid and middle double rock band to

 
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Report
:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
East face of Stob Ghabhar from Victoria Bridge. Dropped over a small cornice onto hard snow about 60m to North of summit, round north side of first rock cluster then traversing southwards under the prominent rock summit rock to regain the more gentle diagonal gully.
:: Weather Conditions
Freezing level 2,000 feet. Cloud touching the summit at times; some wind, moderating
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
A smooth surface of lightly crusted soft snow except under the summit ridge cornice, where the hard base was exposed.
:: Skiers/Riders
Jungle
This report was posted by Jungle at 17.52hrs on Tue 31st Jan 12