Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Ski Touring on Stob Ghabhar today.

Today I was working with Richard on his third and final day of a 'winter mountaineering skills for ski touring' course. We headed up onto the Black Mount and skinned up onto the fine SE ridge of the majestic Stob Ghabhar.

A wee sit down at 800 m

Once reached the snow cover  was excellent and safe. However on the lee slopes [N through to SW] there was allot of fresh new snow and slab in evidence. Deep accumulations are to be found in the gullies and a wind crust of about 7 inches is forming on the harder wind scoured bases on the windward side!  

Today's subjects were route choice, navigation, best descent lines and let's have some fun on skis!

A brilliant day covering approx 14k, great weather and in a fantastic location. Enjoy your future tours Richard.