Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Cairngorm, Goat Track and Half a Gully - Tuesday 18th May

Today the ski area was closed for skiiers but with such a good weather forecast, it seemed a waste of a day not to be up there skiing. Ron and I walked in to the mid-station then stuck the skins on the skis and made our way up to the plateau. After a bit of a walk, we were able to follow the snow around the top of Coire an t-Sneachda on what was probably the old cornices!
We bumped into Kim and Jim who were off on a skiing and camping trip over towards Ben MacDui. Great to catch up with friends.
After we stopped for lunch, we had a look at the Goat Track as a fun way down. Now steep slopes and skis for me are a bit of a scary thing so it was with some trepidation that I followed Ron down. He made the skiing look just too easy. I took a bit longer to make my way down the slope!
As half a gully was so close by, we climbed up to the rocks just below the top and put the skis back on. Skiing down half a gully has been a bit of an ambition for me for a while so it was great to be poised at the top, ready to go. The skiing was great and easier than skiing down the Goat Track!
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