Cornices and gully exits.

29th March 2014

We’ve slowly been loosing most of the cornices in the area although some have partially collapsed and some have large glide cracks behind them and as a result there are some interesting exits around the area. Worth careful consideration when selecting a route at Lochnagar. Our recent reports have also been highlighting instabilities in gully exits. You can use the 7-day button on the website to bring yourself up to date.
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Freezing levels are on the rise again, cornice collapse and full depth avalanches will again become a potential hazard.
Raeburns Gully. This picture is from earlier in March. Last night Braemar Mountain Rescue Team assisted two climbers who found themselves unable to exit the gully with poor snow quality and steep icy walls. A successful but late night!

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