This is the "last" of the north facing gullies on Mount Cheops.
We'd come this way once before to ski Cheops 5. This time wind had scoured the north side of the valley making the climb up from Balu Pass a little tedious.
Quite a temperature inversion this weekend. When we left the parking lot the temperature was -14C but by them time we reached the top of the ridge it was near zero.
Unfortunately the gully hadn't been spared from the wind making the entrance feel a little intimidating.
Especially for the tele-wankers in the group. Of which there was only one today (yours truly) and yes Brenda was with us. Ahem. Anyway we sorted it out and got down in one piece albeit at about mach 6 on the hard snow.
From here we headed back up to the pass for a quick run on the other side of the valley in much better snow conditions. We only saw one other group all day. It was a bit weird. Surface hoar everywhere. It's going to be interesting when we get more snow.
Conditions Update Apr 11 2017
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