Vernal Equinox

20th March 2019

(Above) Snow cover holding up for the moment at the eastern end of our area. Looking west towards Carn Dubh and the cloud covered Carn Liath plateau.


(Above) Clearer shot of Coire nan Gall. Good cover of wet snow on N to S aspects above 550m. Evidence of cornice collapse (from a day or so ago) in this coire, too.


(Above) Sron a Ghoire, the Post Face of Coire Ardair, partly obscured by cloud, and The Window.


(Above) Had a wee wannda into Beinn a Chaorainn today and wasn’t the only one there.  The ‘Lodge have changed the graphics on their vans and their distinctive tag line ‘Inspiring Adventure’ has been discarded. Pity. Always used to enjoy conjuring with those words a bit…’Perspiring Adventure’ seemed to fit well into their USP.


(Above) Some of the aforementioned ‘adventurists’ caught in silhouette on the gnoll at the base of the East Ridge of Beinn a Chaorainn. Wet snow at all levels today, some of it deep. Heavy spring conditions. Mild and moist weather all day.


(Above) Cornice and avalanche debris in one of Beinn a Chaorainn’s steep east-facing coires. This one ran out over 300m and probably occurred yesterday. Collapsing cornices expected to be a problem for the next few days or so.










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