A busy day in Coire nan Lochan

11th February 2017

Parking was at a premium in the Coire nan Lochan lay-by!  Lots of people up Broad Gully and Dorsal Arete and on the steeper routes too.  Pretty windy with some snow being transported by the wind out of the corrie onto the West facing slopes above the West face of Aonach Dubh.

Figures approaching Broad gully and Dorsal Arete.

This skier had just emerged from Broad Gully

Strange ‘inverted’ cornices where the snow has been blasted up the gully and formed a lip facing up the hill.

Prominent footmarks indicating wind transport of snow away from the broad crest of the ridge and down the West facing slopes beyond

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