Poor viz

22nd December 2018

(Above) Sub-optimal winter landscape at 600m! The view east (through the mist and the rain) from the ‘flat boulder’ close to the lochan at the end of the Coire Ardair path. We do have snow but it’s limited to the upper reaches of our hills and is distinctly patchy. There’s some new wind-drifted snow but it’s pinned to gully exits and coire rims above 950m on N to E aspects.


(Above) Looking up towards The Window and the Inner Coire of Coire Ardair. A dusting of snow below 900m with rain at lower altitudes.


(Above) A more wintry flavour here. A broad North-facing gully to the east of Bellevue Buttress holding windslab, with greater depths in the last 30m before topping out. General distribution of this new windslab is localised and often easy to outflank. Similar look to the top of Easy Gully and the exit ramps of the Post Face routes (though none of these routes/gullies are complete lower down).

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