West was best

17th April 2015

Pleasant, although a bit overcast with us at Meagaidh today.

The Paragliders were out in force,  I think they thought they may have faired better by going further west for a bit more sun!

Still, they seemed to get good lift off the Cairn Liath and Sron a Ghoire ridge lines.

I could have done with a lift myself down from ‘The Window’ if they had been passing….maybe next year!

Above Cairn Liath - next years transport!

Above Cairn Liath – next years transport!

About 10 wings in action some off Cairn Liath , some from Sron a Ghoire - lift on both sides looked good....

About 10 wings in action – some off Cairn Liath , some from Sron a Ghoire – lift on both sides looked pretty good….

.....and not a cheep  out of the Canadian Geese on landing

…..and not a cheep out of the Canadian Geese on landings

....way to go - nice one!

….way to go – nice one!

It’s all very much got a bit of an end of term feel to it, things are pretty stable as we run out with the current  steady slow thaw conditions, although if your are out and about we still have plenty cornices remaining to keep your eye on.

I  had a bit of a tour around the top end of what looked like the worst of them today.

A few pics below – a thousand words and all that etc……

Coire Ardair & the Inner Coire shots taken looking at main features  left to right approaching the coire

Cornice line above Bellevue Buttress area

Cornice line above Bellevue Buttress area

Bellevue Buttress cornice

Bellevue Buttress cornice

Top of Raeburn's Gully - looking fairly benign

Top of Raeburn’s Gully – looking fairly benign

Top of Easy Gully

Top of Easy Gully

Top of Easy Gully towards main 'Post Face'

Top of Easy Gully towards main ‘Post Face’

Top of left hand end Post Face

Top of left hand end Post Face

Top of North Post

Top of North Post

Top of 'Pipes'

Top of ‘Pipes’

Tope of Inner Coire Ardair - Cinderella etc

Top of Inner Coire Ardair – Cinderella etc

Top section of Cinderella - still some meaty chunks of cornice to come down

Top section of Cinderella – still some meaty chunks of cornice to come down

Above the Inner Coire Ardair - towards 'The Windw'

Above the Inner Coire Ardair – towards ‘The Window’ end

Slope at 'The Window' - recent rockfall (quite big)

Slopes at ‘The Window’ – some recent rock fall (plenty more of these with end of season thaws)

Inner Coire Ardair floor peppered with debris - both cornice & rock. (Gun fire alley if there at the wrong time!)

Inner Coire Ardair – floor peppered with debris,both cornice & rock. (can be a bit of a gun fire alley if there at the wrong time!)

…..and a few to end in Coire a Chriochairein (for any of you out and about on a split board……)

Coire a Chriochairein (Stone Coire)

Coire a Chriochairein (Stone Coire)

Topping out centre section Coire a Chriochairein

Up close and personal – Topping out centre section Coire a Chriochairein

Comments on this post

  • Grant Duff
    18th April 2015 12:33 pm

    Some great photos and its great to see the start of Summer with the big flying human birds.

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