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FA of White Wizard, Sgurr na Fearstaig
© Dave McG, Jan 2008
Sgurr na Fearstaig, Strathfarrar
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Walkers: John Mackenzie and Neil Wilson
Good photo; nice and dynamic and unusual to get a view down onto a winter leader. What sort of height is this at and was the turf good?
Jamie B - 20/Jan/08
Thanks Jamie, the crag's at 750m and the turf was excellent.
Dave McG - 23/Jan/08
Lochaber was getting rained on at all elevations and turf was on the turn on the same day; a telling comparison!
Jamie B - 27/Jan/08
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Hi Jamie, it was warming up in Strathfarrar that day too, but we'd heavy snow showers and lots of spindrift on the route. Not a good combination, i triggered a soft-slab avalanche just below the cornice - smallish but big enough to start moving me downwards. Thankfully i just dropped back into the large trench i'd been digging my way up the top slope and stopped.
Dave McG - 27/Jan/08