A fantastic north east facing ramp that is surrounded by some of the finest winter climbing in the Highlands!
Severe Ski Touring
- 14 km
- 922 m
- 922 m
Narrow, fairly steep and flanked by ice falls - Raeburn’s Gully is Easy Gully’s nasty cousin!
Ski Touring Severe
Break off the summer path and head up towards Lochan a’ Choire, attaching your skis whenever the snow level allows. You’ll then begin to climb up towards Raeburn’s Gully.
Be aware that this gully is flanked by ice falls above that drop down into Raeburn’s Gully and so you are always under threat of avalanches, ice collapse from the cliffs above you. Raeburn’s Gully may also be littered with debris from these ice falls and can be quite icy if you do not find it during deep snow depths.
The top section is fairly similar to Easy Gully, with a wide open top section, before it narrows to form the tight gully. It’s usually easiest to drop in on the skier’s right hand side, down into a short face before you need to cut back into the gully proper to avoid going over the cliffs below.
Raeburn’s Gully is technically harder than Easy Gully, with a pretty steep and narrow passage to ski with a generally much more ‘enclosed’ and steep feeling for the whole couloir, so make sure your jump turns in tight spaces are hot for this one.
Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.