A vino night cap and up at 6am saw us watching the crowds head into the 'Sneachda...so, we headed for Lurcher's Crag at a more leisurely pace.
Enroute, we saw a full depth avalanche trail across the Lairig Ghru...very scary.
|Full depth avalanche across the 'Ghru|
|Surprisingly steep pitch at mid-height|
|At the top|
We roped up for the "steeper than it looked" ice overlap then continued solo to the summit.
Onwards to the crag summit and a pleasant lunch and chat with the keen ski-mo'ers saw us head off towards to the ridge down to the east side of the Chalamain Gap; it was incredibly icey on the way down due to wind scouring and cold temps...fun nonetheless.
|VERY icey descent|