Into the blue
11th January 2018
(Above) The Post Face of Coire Ardair. Curious inversion conditions today. ‘Normal’ inversion this morning down near glen level then one closer to summits around noon. The cloud layer in the photo delineates the later inversion level – around 900m? Great day though!
(Above) The Window, the high bealach above the Inner Coire. Looking a tad rocky. Extensive snow cover elsewhere because we’ve had winds from all over the place instead of the usual Southerly to Westerly flow, hence the paucity of build up on this east-facing slope.
(Above) Pretty good winter cover all things considered. Treacherous underfoot conditions in places, especially where the surface has been scoured down to a breakable crust. Left to Right: Bellevue Buttress, Raeburn’s Gully (obscured), the Pinnacle and Pinnacle Buttress. Finally, the top end of Easy Gully.
(Above) Perfect symmetry of the view from the Inner Coire eastwards. Far skyline (left to right): Braeriach, slopes ascending from the Great Moss and the Glen Feshie hills merging into the broad sunlit uplands of Gaick et al.
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