For the last two days i have been out in the Northern Cairngorms team with Paul and Gayle from the Falkirk High Tops Team. We climbed Fiacaill Couloir on the 13th. The route had lots of excellent snow ice placements for axes. Today, we climbed Grooved Rib (with the right hand finish). Again we had good snow ice. John, Ian and Archie climbed the left hand finish.
The high buttress routes on Fiacaill Buttress are still white. From a distance it looks like there is still plenty of mixed routes to do in Coire an Lochain. In Sneacdha, some of the easy gully lines have massive wet cornices.