Twitchy forecaster (going ‘commando’?) stealthily approaches crags….

17th March 2014

(Above) Looking pretty black now. Waterfall cascading down near where Last Post is usually located. South Post no longer complete. Moist snow at all levels today.

(Above) Part of the Inner Coire with characteristic skid marks from rocks etc entrained in collapsing cornices. Some sizeable piles of cornice debris lie at the foot of the crags. Many cornices are now down but by no means all. Care still required below steep scarps, gullies etc in the sustained thaw. Rockfall also an issue to bear in mind.

Quite a few more glide cracks appearing in places I haven’t ever seen them before, mainly on steep East to South aspects below 800m. It’s certainly been a strange winter.

(Apologies to the Northern Cairngorms team for plagiarism and the shameless punning in the title of this blog. Have a look at their blog today – picture & caption 3 – and all will become clear…)

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