Cornice collapse central

8th April 2016

SC2(Above) The debris form yesterday’s collapsed cornices in Coire Chriochairein. Fell down at 12.30pm Thursday with the onset of rain at higher levels.

SC1(Above) More cornice action elsewhere in the coire yesterday. The largest, gnarliest chunks of cornice fell down on 28th March triggering a dry slab avalanche: crownwall still just visible top left of photo below the cornice line.

IC1(Above) The Inner Coire of Coire Ardair today with The Window, the obvious col, prominent in the shot. The largest, widest fan of cornice debris in the photo the result of cornices falling down from above ‘Cinderella’, the grade 1 gully, yesterday.

EasyG(Above) Detail of the top of Easy Gully. Cornices still in place here, though one or two have shed a few chunks.

PF1(Above) The Post Face today lit by watery sunshine during one of the few cloud breaks.

Wintry forecast overnight and into Saturday with persistent snow showers. Freezing level projected to be 100m by 9am, rising to 750m by late afternoon.


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