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0.5 Gully

Cairngorms National Park

A more mellow option to the other gully option down Stob Coire an t-Sneachda

Ski Touring Moderate

716 m
2 m
230 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
924 m
High Point
1.2 km
0.5 Gully Map

From the base station the two most obvious approach routes are either up and over Cairn Gorm or picking up The Goat Track that will lead you directly to the base of Stob Coire an t-Sneachda.


If you choose the former option you can include 0.5 gully into an excellent circular tour by then descending back on The Goat Track.

The gully entrance is well defined and clear from the top. It maintains a similar gradient of approximately 30 degrees for the duration and provides plenty of space for flattering skiing and a long run out. There are very few hazards in the gully itself but be cautious of exposed rock lower down when the snow pack depth is minimal.



Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

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.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between January and March


  • Single Descent

Equipment required

  • Skins
  • Ice axe

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