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Garbh Choire Mor, Braeriach, and Coire nan Clach, Beinn a'Bhuird updated

I've updated the details for Coire nan Clach on Bheinn a'Bhuird, and Garbh Coire Mor on Braeriach, following a couple of trips in the past 2 weeks.    Both still have more lines that could be skied.  They just have to be done first before they will get added to the site!

Conditions in the hills continue to look like late May in a "normal" year.  The current minor cold snap in unlikely to improve things, although may sustain the current situation for a little longer.  Despite this, there have still been some descents done in the past couple of weeks in the usual places.  Tower Gully, Number 3 Gully and Number 4 Gully on Ben Nevis have seen descents, as has the East face of Carn Mor Dearg.   The east facing corries of Aonach Mor are holding snow, and Easy Gully has been skied recently.

Further east, Coire Bhrochain on Braeriach has had a few visits, with the 3 main gullies seeing descents.   I could see the bottom of Coire Brochain yesterday on my walk out from Garbh Choire Mor, and whereas East Gully still has snow in it, and the ramp line from Central Buttress Gully is complete, the snow runs out where they meet - there's no run out at all.  West Gully has the greatest vertical on offer, heading skiers right once out of the gully.  Coire nan Clach on Beinn a'Bhuird will still offer a couple of hundred metres of descent, as will the left hand branch of Black Spout on Lochnagar, which I looked down on Saturday.  The snow runs out at the exit of the gully, so no runout unfortunately. 

The season may have been in decline since late February, but there is still some good skiing to be had - it just depends upon how much effort you are willing to put in to get to it!


02-Apr-12
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