22nd February 2018
(Above) It was overcast for much of the time going into Coire Ardair today, the cloud obscuring all but the bottom half of the Post Face.
(Above) Plenty of folk nonetheless not deterred by the dull conditions and what looked like a couple of more organised winter skills groups headed the coire direction. Hopefully sharp shovels in their bags if the intention is to overnight and snowhole – a bit of an icy crust underfoot and firmer the higher up you go….
(Above) The ‘usual’ break in the cloud as I made my exit – some cornices still in place around the coire rims, having survived the recent thaw. The snowpack now re-frozen and stable.
(Above) One of the larger remaining cornices in Coire a Chriochairein, catching the light.
Never nice to be hanging around under cornices – although conditions pretty stable at present and to borrow the parlance from our Health and Safety friends (in terms of risk assessment) unless the remit is to go in with TNT – I think we are in the territory of ALARP “as low as reasonably practicable”
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