Beinn a Chaorainn
14th April 2018
(Above) A final hurrah! on Beinn a Chaorainn today. A view of Beinn a Chaorainn’s East Ridge viewed from the forest. Warm on the approach track and alive with buzzing and flying insects, which is something we don’t often have to contend with in our line of work! Sunny for a time in the morning but it soon clouded over.
(Above) The purpose of the visit to this western outlier was to have a look at Beinn a Chaorainn’s infamous cornices. The cornice line around the two main E-facing coires is more or less complete with large overhangs of snow. These particular coires attract very few visitors so the danger is from stepping onto one of these treacherous cantilevers from above when hillwalking/ski-touring etc.. Large cornices like these can collapse many metres back from the edge so it’s well worth giving them a very wide berth.
Last report and blog of the season, folks.
It’s been a long haul this winter but with a fairly even distribution of ups and downs.
Musn’t grumble, though. A snowy winter is always a good winter.
So it’s goodbye from me. And goodbye from him.
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