Men of parts….

4th March 2020

(Above) Access onto the Cairn Liath ‘plateau today via Carn Dubh (from Laggan end). Not quite the bluebird day that was hoped for with poor vis for much of the time above 800m

(Above) Large cornices exist around many of the coire rims on our patch – these above Easterly aspects

(Above) …and some of them with large fracture lines and some distance back – this one at about 20ft  (guess that’s around 7m in new money!)

(Above) Pit site today on a steep Easterly aspect at around 850m. Snowpack is consolidating nicely; although some moderately bonded layers persist in accumulations even at this elevation. At highest elevations above 950m these are weaker and instability is still prevalent in the deeper slab accumulations -  on N through NE to E aspects  (Photo credit: L.Skuodas)

(Above) My ‘Able Seaman’ assistant for the day that ‘Man of Parts’  Laurie Skuodas; Mayor of Newtonmore / skipper extraordinaire and all-round ‘man of action’  (some of which still actually … actions!)……. All in all an impressive kaleidoscope of adventures 🙂

Comments on this post

  • hebe
    4th March 2020 7:07 pm

    ah, I wondered what you guys were doing poking around in that wind scoop 🙂 Some very impressive cornices just waiting for someone to get too close or a bit of a warm up – based on forecast looks like the weekend could be “interesting.”

    • meagaidhadmin
      4th March 2020 8:05 pm

      Hi Hebe,

      Ha ha – yes a bit less poking and a bit more moving might have been the way to go today.

      Hope you enjoyed your outing – change, then change, then change again – Scottish winters! Keeps us on our toes!!

      Thanks for your buzz.

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