In reply to Mr Tim: I was on Beinn Bhan last Saturday in a very un-snowy Coire Na Poite. We were aiming for March Hare's Gully but it was completely out. Silver Tear and Mad Hatter's were better but probably too thin to climb. We decided to climb over the ridge into Coire Na Feola and it was much the same there - a couple of grade ones were in but apparat from that not a lot. Further inland it looked better but I think Beinn Bhan is out at the moment.