An aesthetic couloir descending towards Loch Avon

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Exposure

Exposure

The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs, etc) but only the consequences of the skier falling.

Low Exposure (E1): Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Medium Exposure (E2): As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

High Exposure (E3): In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Extreme Exposure (E4): In case of a fall, the skier faces certain death.

Medium Exposure (E2)As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Description

After utilising the lift system to get to the Ptarmigan restaurant, ascend to the summit of cairngorm before skiing off in a south/south-westerly aspect to the top of Stag Rocks.

A close neighbour of Y Gully, Diagonal is an aesthetic couloir descending almost to the western edge of Loch Avon and - like its partner- can be difficult to locate in flat light so come prepared.

The gully descends on a (diagonal) line on a south/south-easterly direction and is steep/often corniced at the top though the skier's right side is a little mellower.

Later in the season you can enjoy “Scandinavian style” skiing down to the shores of Loch Avon below before skinning/hiking out of the basin into Coire Domhain.