Bucket List wisdom
6th March 2022
(Above) The Big Picture. Puist Coire Ardair, Sron a Ghoire, the Poist Face of Coire Ardair and The Window. Good cover remains over 600m, best on N, E and SE aspects. All snow froze overnight but there was good corn (aka spring) snow later in the morning on slopes directly exposed to the sun: was briefly perfect at around 11.30am. Persistently frozen snow surface where heavily shaded.
(Above) Whilst not of the usual monstrous proportions commonly seen here on Beinn a Chaorainn, the cornices still pose a threat of sudden collapse to those navigating around the edge of this arcing coire.
Jack Nicholson’s now (in)famous saying in the 2007 film, The Bucket List, to, “Never trust a fart”, could equally be applied to cornices.
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