A better day

12th April 2018

(Above) Blue skies above Coire Ardair’s Post Face for most of the day. Main gully lines all still complete, despite continuous thaw conditions of last few days.

 

(Above) Top end of Easy Gully. Little change in conditions – Soft, moist snow with localised wet snow instabilities in steepest, mainly sun affected locations. Any ice now gone from the lower crag sections; but still a fall hazard along with sections of remaining cornices around the coire rims.

 

(Above) Coire Ardair – slopes to the left of Bellevue Buttress still overhung with sections of cornice – some down / some to come!

 

(Above) The Inner Coire Ardair ,some story –  localised wet snow instabilities and cornices

 

Comments on this post

  • Grant Duff
    13th April 2018 8:15 pm

    Early afternoon we had Coire Ardair to ourselves to watch massive falls into easy gully. The sudden crack then boom as snow and ice tumbles down is much talked about but not so often experienced, thankfully from a distance. No surprises given it’s been the best day here in the last 6 months.

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