Warm in the sun, cold in the shade.
31st March 2019
(Above) A long distance peek at the eastern aspects of Sron a Ghoire, the Post Face of Coire Ardair and Coire nan Gall.
(Above) Bit more of an idea of the snow coverage on Sron a Ghoire. Windward (west-facing) aspects are much barer. Best, but patchy of course, on North through East to SE above about 750 to 800m.
(Above) The Inner Coire and The Window. The usual cornice line above ‘Cinderella’ now pretty much gone (sunlit snow top left of pic) though there are a few old cornices remaining elsewhere.
(Above) The money shot. A couple of walker/picnickers down by the loch edge enjoying the classic view of the Post Face of Coire Ardair. Not quite ‘shirt sleeves weather’ in the sun but almost!
(Above) Easy Gully today. Complete with firm snow, at least it was firm where the sun had been denied exposure to it.
(Above) Easy Gully inset. A cascade today where Creag Meagaidh’s signature ice climb, ‘Last Post’, is usually located.
(Above) The North-facing aspects high above Coire Ardair. Heavily shaded areas stayed cold and frozen all day. Moister, softer snow on South-facing aspects after midday.
(Above) North-facing Raeburn’s Gully receiving some attention from a couple of mountaineers.
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