touring & backcountry
The Nevis Range Mtns // Sunday 25th March 2012
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Coire Na Ciste

Heading for number 3 Gully

Upper reaches number 3 gully

Number 3 alternative finish

Dog leg number 4 gully

Dropping into Number 4




Above No 4 gully

Headwall Number 3 Gully

 
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:: Tour Route(s) or Location Skied/Ridden
Ben Nevis - number 4 gully, Coire Na Ciste
:: Weather Conditions
blue sky and hot - more like mid June and couldn't be more different than the usual Ben conditions for late March.
:: Snow Conditions and Distrubtion
Drop in ok with cornices very stable having slumped down into the gully, the surface of the upper section was unfortunately fairly well chopped up from numerous climbing ascents/descents. Number 3 gully although steeper at the drop in had far better surface conditions in its upper section. Number 5 gully looked particularly inviting despite the narrows lower down. Able to ski to the foot of the coire at the lochans so circa 270m vertical
:: Skiers/Riders
Al Todd & Steve Martin
Report Edited Once. Last edited by AlTodd: 2012-03-26 15:20:52

This report was posted by AlTodd at 14.55hrs on Mon 26th Mar 12