Last of the Xmas ‘Pops’

24th December 2012

Inner Coire Ardair – snow cover still in the bowl leading to ‘the Window’
Raeburn’s Gully, Main Coire Ardair – Visible fan of  avalanche debris from early am 23rd Cornice collapse
Sizeable debris tip from period of high instability – transitional rain on snow 23rd (same NE aspect as yesterdays images from event high on slopes of Cairn Liath)
‘Post Face’ ice survived more or less intact on some of usual suspects
Looking into lower pitches of  ‘Easy Gully’ from base of ‘Staghorn Gully’ – cooler temperatures would do wonders for user friendliness of ice build ups!
That’s the lot pre -Xmas folks from  Creag Meagaidh’s Depth Hoar literary department.
 At least nothing likely to be ‘popping out’ if you are battering your way around the patch over the ‘hostilites’.
A big Hi and Happy Xmas to the men in the ‘Big Yellow Budgie’ in today checking out the Coire – feel free to pick us up and drop us off back at the farmhouse anytime guys!
 You’ll easily recognise us (and The ‘SIT’)   – we’re the only saddos usually in the Coire when it’s pouring with rain (resplendid in our Red Mountain Equip, all weather resistant winter cladding) jumping up and down frantically waving our arms looking for a lift!
Mountain Rescue – Ah, happy days!

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