Bucket List wisdom
6th March 2022
(Above) The Big Picture. Puist Coire Ardair, Sron a Ghoire, the Poist Face of Coire Ardair and The Window. Good cover remains over 600m, best on N, E and SE aspects. All snow froze overnight but there was good corn (aka spring) snow later in the morning on slopes directly exposed to the sun: was briefly perfect at around 11.30am. Persistently frozen snow surface where heavily shaded.
(Above) Full car park this morning at Aberarder by the A86. Great to see people out and about in the perfect weather.
(Above) Looking W along Loch Laggan towards the Grey Coires. Stellar day for photography.
(Above) The East Ridge of Beinn a Chaorainn. In prime condition today.
(Above) A team gearing up before their ascent of the first steeper section of the ridge. No camel trains of people but about as busy as I’ve seen it for some time.
(Above) Whilst not of the usual monstrous proportions commonly seen here on Beinn a Chaorainn, the cornices still pose a threat of sudden collapse to those navigating around the edge of this arcing coire.
Jack Nicholson’s now (in)famous saying in the 2007 film, The Bucket List, to, “Never trust a fart”, could equally be applied to cornices.
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