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Guess where? couloirs/pitches/descents (not just resort)

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Coire Domhain leading down to Loch Avon
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@rambotion, You got it near enough: Back of Cairngorm - Diagonal Gully, down to Loch Avon (or A'an). (or is Coire Domhain another name for the same gully? I'm really showing I'm from down South here!)

Here is my photo of it from the last day of the season (rather narrower when less snow!). You can ski to it from the top of Cairngorm but afterwards you have to walk along the Loch and climb back up the less steep Coire Raibert, which might make a nice descent itself (see https://www.fall-line.co.uk/backcountry-skiing-in-the-uk/coire-raibert-andy-t/ : another end of season shot).

Your go.



One from the internet:
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@rambotion, doesn't seem to be coming back either. Perhaps someone else go, to keep us going.
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Corrie Robert down to loch Avon
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Not quite a couloir but a classic off piste route in a good snow year
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@BobinCH, Vallée Blanche?
(maybe that's too obvious)
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@BobinCH, Vallée Blanche?
(maybe that's too obvious)


Nein
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I can't quite work out where it would be, but I'll try La Grave?
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Not the Argentiere glacier?
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BobinCH wrote:

Nein


The Deutschschweiz then?
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BobinCH wrote:

Nein


The Deutschschweiz then?


Genau - schweitzerdeutsch
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It’s the route down on the left of this picture
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@BobinCH, schwarztor? Looks steeper than I recall, so not expecting to be right...
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BobinCH wrote:
It’s the route down on the left of this picture

That looks fun picking your way through that. Can you mark-up the line(s)?
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I reckon @Inboard has it - that looks like the Breithorn centre-right in the main picture.
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Inboard wrote:
@BobinCH, schwarztor? Looks steeper than I recall, so not expecting to be right...


Correct it’s the Schwarztor! To the lookers right of Castor and Pollux. Breithorn and Klein Matterhorn on right of the photo
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Grinning wrote:
BobinCH wrote:
It’s the route down on the left of this picture

That looks fun picking your way through that. Can you mark-up the line(s)?


The route is something like this - I can’t remember exactly as did it several years ago. The first picture was actually a red herring as was a second lap accessing the same exit but from directly under the Klein Matterhorn lift. It was on 1st May during a big snow year - you need enough snow in the exit to Furi to avoid falling in the fast flowing glacial river underneath!


The end of the glacier
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Awaiting an entry from @Inboard, here’s a lovely, wide mellow one down to a little know Alpine village
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@BobinCH, Glacier Rond?
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@BobinCH, Glacier Rond?


Close but no cigar
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Grinning wrote:
BobinCH wrote:
It’s the route down on the left of this picture

That looks fun picking your way through that. Can you mark-up the line(s)?


Here's another variation

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@BobinCH, good stuff. Guess the red herring first photo is of the Triftjigletscher which is also good fun.

I’ll stick up my photo in a minute...
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@BobinCH, good stuff. Guess the red herring first photo is of the Triftjigletscher which is also good fun.

I’ll stick up my photo in a minute...


That’s the one! There’s some fun to be had off the Klein Matterhorn. I believe with touring gear there are some nice routes to Monte Rosa and back up via Punta Indren. Would love to explore that area more if we ever get back to normal!
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@BobinCH, yep lots of great stuff up there, would love to back sometime (actually, I’d love to ski somewhere other than Edinburgh’s local hills sometime!)

I’m struggling to get photo uploaded - have forgotten how to without super:sH: privileges - so if someone else wants to go please feel free
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@Inboard, I use Imgur. Its quite easy - just 3 or 4 clicks and a copy/paste.
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BobinCH wrote:
Awaiting an entry from @Inboard, here’s a lovely, wide mellow one down to a little know Alpine village


This is what Powder mag refered to as "Left turn out the door". It's the upper part of the Voie Mallory/Eugster Diagonal.
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Idris wrote:
BobinCH wrote:
Awaiting an entry from @Inboard, here’s a lovely, wide mellow one down to a little know Alpine village


This is what Powder mag refered to as "Left turn out the door". It's the upper part of the Voie Mallory/Eugster Diagonal.


Correct! Have you skied it? On my bucket list...
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Correct! Have you skied it? On my bucket list...


Yes/No. Yes but via the Eugster Diagonal
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Ok, I’ll slip in here with the following...

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@Idris, I am impressed. Shocked
@BobinCH, your lovely use of irony had me confused. Laughing
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Ok, I’ll slip in here with the following...



Stunning! Lofoten or Lyngen?
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Close, @BobinCH, it’s just E of Lyngen (so the background mountains are N tip of Lyngen peninsula). Mountain is Storhaugen.
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Close, @BobinCH, it’s just E of Lyngen (so the background mountains are N tip of Lyngen peninsula). Mountain is Storhaugen.


Also on my bucket list!!!
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I am starting to wonder at what age one should start to thin out the bucket list to suit the number of years of skiing remaining. Or is realism foreign to the idea of buckets?
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A well known couloir, not far from several eminent snowheads.
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Oooh, can I play?

Let's start with one that should be rather obvious. The couloir is in the background. I skied this with snowball and others about 10 years ago, but the photo is taken in another year.

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A well known couloir, not far from several eminent snowheads.


Looks like a dam? Zinal? Emosson?
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horizon wrote:
Oooh, can I play?

Let's start with one that should be rather obvious. The couloir is in the background. I skied this with snowball and others about 10 years ago, but the photo is taken in another year.



Fabulous picture. No idea where!
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Hi horizon, very nice dramatic photo.
Of course I know this very well, but I'll leave it to see who else knows it. A fair number will have seen it but not many skied it.
I might put in horizon's colour photo of when we both skied it (which is slightly more recognisable), if nobody gets it.
It isn't particularly narrow, by the way - just the cliffs rather big.

As for the jackskier one, I can't quite place it. Zinal is feasible but I have never approached it from this angle if so.


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Oooh, can I play?

Let's start with one that should be rather obvious. The couloir is in the background. I skied this with snowball and others about 10 years ago, but the photo is taken in another year.



Suspect this is the trip that I had to turn down because of other commitments. Everytime I see these pics I want to hit myself on the head with a frying pan.

Is it Canale Holzer?
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