On Monday 8th December I was leading the final pitch of “Honeypot” IV/6 on the Mess o Pottage buttress in Coire an t-Sneachda (Scottish Highlands) when I took a fall. I inverted (backwards) and took a 10/15 meter fall. The back of my Petzl Sirocco helmet took the brunt of the impact. I suspect the fall was caused when I was attempting to untangle sprung leashes. After returning to the hut in the evening I noticed significant damage to the rear of the helmet.
Very warm conditions, no other routes in condition. Ascending the couloir. Few groups ahead of us on route. Presumed spontaneous wet snow avalanche, avalanche flow approx 2m wide. Partner hit but not knocked off feet