Bark or Bite!

11th March 2020

(Above) Coire Ardair, Post Face, snow showers and wind. Lots of snow moving around at the top end today with the coire a bit of a cauldron at times. New slab being put down at highest elevations – especially around coire rims and just below cornice lines.

(Above) Some high sheltered lee slopes loading up nicely!

(Above) Today’s pit site at around 800 metres on a Easterly aspect.

Not sure the ‘Apprentice’ was overly impressed with the location -  the look seemed to say any further and ‘I’ll bite you’ (but hey – at least under the cornice it was out of the wind!)

Never sure just how clever these beasts are – a story I recounted many moons ago on these blog pages came to mind ….. a x4 ‘Apprentice’ predecessor I was putting through training courses with SARDA (Search and Rescue Dog Association)

  I was at an exercise in Glencoe and had spent some time attempting to put the dog out from a ridge line I was ascending to search a coire bowl. Having failed miserably to get the beast to cooperate I was trudging down dejectedly for an early lunch assuming neither of us would be participating further in the afternoon activities.

Not so – 30 mins after arrival back at base the entire section of the bowl duly avalanched!

I never did work out 1. was it a happy coincidence 2.  did I just get lucky 3. was the dog smarter.

I suspect a combination of all 3!


For some reason the look gave me a flashback moment today …….

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