18th March 2017

(Above) Poor visibility above 400m from the off this morning. The hulking mass of Sron a Ghoire is hiding somewhere behind the mist.

(Above) The gloom lifted for a time later. Lochan a Choire and the Post Face of Coire Ardair.

(Above)├é┬áPassed by the rescue box beside the distinctive large boulder which lies below Raeburn’s Gully in Coire Ardair. A not very salubrious ‘howff” (in this instance a make-shift shelter) is to be found beneath the boulder. It’s OK if you’re desperate but tends to fill with snow unless the mouth of the howff is sealed off.

(Above) Looking into the howff. You need to be pretty motivated to use this as a bivi!

(Above) Raeburn’s Gully with some fairly recent cornice debris in the foreground.

(Above) Looking over to the opening ramps of Staghorn Gully on the northern flank of the Post Face. The mist closed in again in the afternoon.

Mild and wet overnight with some wet snow instability + weakening collapse-prone cornices. Much cooler during the day on Sunday with a few snow showers.

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