Bumslide oblivion

15th February 2013

(Above) Ridgeline/shoulder of Coire Chriochairein nearest with Pinnacle Buttress, bottom of Easy Gully and part of the Post Face more distant. Snow line is at about 600m though this can vary a bit.  Alpine-like feel when the sun came out (briefly!) and cooler and drier as the day progressed.

Rescue 137, the RAF Sea King, had a couple of ‘jobs’ on our patch in the past few days. Both (two separate incidents on successive days!) involved people bumsliding down part of Sron a Ghoire on the final descent towards Aberarder Farmhouse. The slope they descended is horrendously steep for bumsliding, plus there’s an uncomfortable runout on to rocks (ouch!).

Still some cornices to be aware of as the temperature rises on Saturday.

(Above) Cornice and avalanche debris spotted today from a gully east of Bellevue Buttress. A bit of a historical event as it probably came down a day or two ago.

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