Sunday, 11 September 2011

The best Ski Tour ever - Ben Lawers 2010

An inauspicious start late January 2010 on a misty morning from the head of Glen Lyon. Ewan Clark and I were not hopeful of anything special. But expected there to be some snow. In grey claggy mist we slowly ascended Mheall a' Chorie Leith.
The mist began to clear as we headed south for our second Munro of the day Meall Corranaich. Even a bit of sun. It is a very impressive black run off the south of this hill into Coire Odhar. Maintain height if you can to minimise the drag up Beinn Ghlas, Munro number three.
The run off Beinn Ghlas is notorious. A narrow saddle like ridge with precipitous drops on either side - quick turns needed before the long slog up Ben Lawers itself via its south west ridge. Fantastic. Clouds clear. Inversion. Views. Awesome.
The long run northward from the summit of Ben Lawers was simply the best 10km of skiing I have done in Scotland.
A day to remember.

No comments: