15th February 2019
(Above) A view towards Creag Meagaidh from Laggan. Far skyline L to R: Puist Coire Ardair, Bellevue Buttress, Pinnacle Buttress, the Post Face with the broad snowy whaleback of the Creag Meagaidh summit plateau above it. Top end of Easy Gully recognisable as a broad snow ramp. Nearest skyline on the far right are the crags of Coire nan Gall.
(Above) The Post Face et al today. Looking fairly stripped after 4 days of persistent mild temperatures.
(Above) The Post Face of Coire Ardair on Monday this week. Contrasty!
(Above) Coire Chriochairein. Older cornice debris litters the base of steep NE aspects in this coire – visible centre of picture. Similar scene in the Inner Coire of Coire Ardair, again, very steep NE aspects. Most cornices are now down although a few have some residual chunks still hanging on in around coire rims and gully exits.
(Above) The southern end of the Post Face today. ‘Last Post’, one of Creag Meagaidh’s signature ice routes, centre of photo. There’s still a lot of ice in place on our crags despite the thaw. Falling ice (and rocks) expected to be objective dangers during the sustained thaw. These and similar places best treated with caution and given a wide berth until we get a proper re-freeze.
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