Sunday

20th March 2016

Snow bridge(Above) Dry, cool and overcast today. The snow bridge survives despite further strafing from passers-by.

Corn Bellevue(Above) Cornices still in place above E, NE and some S aspects. Bellevue Buttress in the photo.

Corn Last Post(Above) Large gnarly cornice lingering above Missed the Post on the Post Face.

Corn South2(Above) Quite a large cornice on a S aspect adjacent to the Inner Coire of Coire Ardair.

Raeburns people(Above) Group of 3 climbers (under instruction?) in Raeburn’s Gully in Coire Ardair.

Easy1(Above) Easy Gully choked with cornice debris.

Staghorn face(Above) Saw a pair of climbers on Staghorn Gully – one just visible below The Pipes.

Staghorn last pitch(Above) The two Staghorn climbers finishing their route up North Pipe. South Pipe now incomplete.

Pump(Above) The Inner Coire. Pumpkin to the left: incomplete.

Cinders detail(Above) Cinderella: complete with cornice debris. Cornices still remain over this low grade gully line.

 

 

Comments on this post

  • Douglas Spalding
    21st March 2016 1:14 pm

    Thanks for such a detailed report. The climbing options are looking pretty limited. It’ll be interesting to see if winter will return, There is time yet!!! Thanks again

  • david Bell
    24th March 2016 10:02 pm

    Thanks for your entertaining and enlightening blogs this season. I’ve enjoyed reading them and being introduced to your Apprentice and SIT among others. Thanks for today’s well timed photos as well – the Staghorn gully climbers.

    • meagaidhadmin
      24th March 2016 10:08 pm

      Glad you find them useful, David. Many thanks for your comment.

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