For this second day of the weekend I wanted something longer than the previous day. Among all the options Tuc dera Pincela set as the best one given the snow conditions and the timing. Despite its very popular, it is also quite dangerous with medium or high risk of avalanches. This weekend was level 1.Its timing also met my idea of 5h trip.
The first part is along the river and is completely flat. That kinf of "coll" at the background is where I had to head. That is at 1900m. I didnt wake up early because I knew the later the better to skin up over that icy part in the morning (at least with the splitboard).
From that coll I turned left following a path that raised steadily. To be honest, there are much more beautiful ascents in Aran than this one: no trees, no open view...The good thing is that this north face has surprinsingly kept the snow in almost fresh conditions..
From this coll at 2350, there is just 200m left to the summit.
Along the ridge...
And summit together with a French skier.
I dont have many pictures, but very rewarding descent down to the river.
Good turns in many slopes...
Back in flat terrain I splitted my board up and had an entertaining time trying to cross the river not using the bridge as I saw some skiprints. The stream wasnt strong and it ended successfully. Maybe the best of the day! Good feeling at the shade just trying to overcome a nature´s barrier!
To sum up, the day met the expectations. Around 1150 of vertical drop just darken by the last flat part but thanks to the splitboard it became a pleasent walk. Now, its snowing again!! .