NN5072 : Garbh Choire and ridge to Ben Alder

taken 23 years ago, near to Garbh-Choire Beag [other Features], Highland, Great Britain

Garbh Choire and ridge to Ben Alder
Garbh Choire and ridge to Ben Alder
The top of the Short Leachas is a good point to stop for a photograph, and to get one's breath after the steep ascent. The east-facing escarpment at the edge of the Ben Alder plateau gets heavily corniced in winter when the westerly prevailing winds blow spindrift over the edge, which is why, in spring, the plateau offers a relatively snow-free surface to walk on, whilst Gharbh Choire is overhung by the remains of the cornice. Compare this with NN5072 : Ben Alder Cliffs taken at a similar date 12 years later which has a lot less snow.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 6 May, 1995   (more nearby)
Thursday, 12 March, 2009
Cornice   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NN 500 722 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:49.0487N 4:27.5432W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NN 501 727
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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