Fly by.

24th March 2022

(Above) L to R: Raeburn’s Gully, Pinnacle Buttress, Easy Gully, the Post Face, and the crags of the Inner Coire of Coire Ardair, all illuminated by hazy spring sunshine this morning.


(Above) Carn Liath plateau in the background. The local SAR helicopter was out and about training…….


(Above) …and familiarising themselves with Coire Ardair today, here above The Window in the Inner Coire. Looked like perfect flying conditions.


(Above) Just chillin’? Looked like this wee chap was teeing himself up for a podium finish in the ‘Darwin Awards’. Stumbled across him in a small snow hollow close to the main Coire Ardair path. Perhaps he’d had enough of sunning himself and was looking for a cold rush, like in Finland after a sauna? He was ridiculously easy to spot against the snow and so would be easy prey for our rapacious local wildlife, too. Victor ludorum, I think.


(Above) Cornices are still an issue over some, mainly East aspects. Generally, best left well alone.


(Above) Debris from a minor cornice collapse above Bellevue Buttress. Probably occurred sometime yesterday.


(Above) Looking across part of the Post Face towards the Inner Coire of Coire Ardair. Wild swimming advisory: water temperature in the shallows of Lochan a Choire was +2.8° C at mid-morning, with a +9.8° C. air temp.


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