The second in the Scottish Offpiste guidebook series, this colourful book focuses on the incredible mountains of Glencoe centred around the historic White Corries ski area. 93 routes, 230 pages, 210 full colour photos and diagrams - plus a completely new section on avalanche and mountain safety and decision making.This offpiste skiing and snowboarding guidebook showcases and explores stunning backcountry freeride terrain, steep faces, remote gullies, epic traverses, and the oldest ski hill in Scotland. The skiing on offer in the corridor between Crianlarich and Ballachulish is some of the best in the country, and with the Pass of Glencoe steeped in mountaineering history there are few more atmospheric places to have adventures. Inside you will find easy freeride routes at Glencoe Mountain Resort, hidden corries and gullies on the famous Buachailles and the Bidean nam Bian massif, as well as some classic days out such as the prized Black Mount Traverse. With route entry diagrams, detailed descriptions, and loads of colour photos, this book is not only an essential source of information but a guide that will keep readers inspired until the snow arrives!
After beginning his skiing life in the West Highland Ski Club at Glencoe in the late eighties, author Kenny Biggin grew up skiing the Back Corries of Nevis Range in Scotland. In 2007 Kenny founded the SkiMountain brand as a way to build his life around his passion for skiing, and in 2013 he wrote and published the first offpiste skiing guidebook in this series. During the unprecedented snow year of 2014, Kenny returned to his roots and spent several months re-visiting and exploring the spectacular mountains of Glencoe - writing the Glencoe Offpiste guidebook as a result. Whenever possible Kenny joins his Team SkiMountain buddies to seek out steeper and deeper slopes worldwide and has skied and toured in the backcountry of New Zealand, Canada, Norway, and of course the Alps. However, he still considers Fort William and the Scottish Highlands home.