Late December 2013, a dawn to dusk adventure in some hills west of the A9 at Drumochter.
The long east ridge of 'Scary More' climbs steadily to its summit. The A9 runs between the mid picture An Torc, or 'the Boar of Badenoch' (which we'll ski later) and Creagain Doire Dhonaich beyond and right.
I'm pleased to have skied and survived this one unscathed. The Boar (or An Torc) is very distinctive alongside the A9 with its flanks running steeply and directly down to the road. Here, we're contemplating an entry and the best descent off the small cornice. Frankly, the snow below was horrid, steep at 35-40 degrees but with a crust that broke on every attempted turn.