Beinn a Chaorainn

18th March 2021

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This blog is intended to provide hazard and mountain condition information to help plan safer mountain trips.
(Above) Beinn a Chaorainn ,1049m – the popular East Ridge in profile and largely snow free along it’s crest.
(Above) Mid-ridge. Residual snow easily avoidable – where encountered soft & moist was the norm, apart from a few heavily shaded chimneys areas, where small patches were hard and icy.
(Above) The upper section of the ridge with larger sections of snow  – all softening underfoot. Photo centre – recent cornice debris littering the upper bowls on sun affected aspects.
(Above) Largish cornices are still in place around the coire rims – always suspect during thaw conditions!
(Above) Today’s formal pit site, just down from Beinn a Chaorainn summit 1050m below some small cornice lines, on the southernmost East ridge descent route.

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