Beinn a Chaorainn

2nd March 2021

Covid -19
The Scottish Avalanche Information Service issues information to support permitted activity under current Scottish Government guidance.
Please be aware of current mandatory travel restrictions in Local Authority areas within Scotland and respect local communities by referring to Scottish Government guidance and safe route choices for exercise. For further guidance please refer to the following information for hillwalkers and climbers and snowsports on ski and board.
This blog is intended to provide hazard and mountain condition information to help plan safer mountain trips.
(Above) Residual cornices above one of Beinn a Chaorainn’s steep east-facing coires. Part of the well known East Ridge of Beinn a Chaorainn in profile nearest the camera. All cornices refroze overnight and those in the photo softened after prolonged exposure to the sun; cornices over north-facing aspects remained frozen all day. Another stellar day with sunshine and light cool breezes over summits.
(Above) Snow cover on the Creag Meagaidh summit plateau as viewed from close to the summit of Beinn a Chaorainn. Coire nan Laogh, site of a quite a large avalanche last month, right of centre of shot. The old crownwall and debris was just visible through binoculars today.
(Above) Looking south across the East Ridge of Beinn a Chaorainn (nearest skyline) through haze to misty mountains in the far distance.

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