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West Highland Conditions

Colder conditions this morning and fresh snow down to 600m after a warm and wet week promise a better weekend for climbing and skiing in the west highlands. Some large cornices and plenty of snow revealed yesterday as thoughts turn to spring. Mountaineers confined or heading south may sense the excitement as six weeks of […]


West Highland Conditions

Stormy conditions encourage patience. Lighter northerly winds have reduced the rate of windslab forming on W through N to E facing slopes today. The high crags have been buried and hard to get to. Ben Nevis on Monday saw few parties venturing far above the Douglas Boulder. Huge depths of snow in the back corries […]

Ben Nevis ice Climbing


West Highland Conditions

Bullet proof neve reported on many aspects after a clear 24 hours with slow consolidation of weak layers within the snowpack and some more slab deposited today. Climbers on the central buttress of aonach mor’s east face avoided some huge cornicing and much spindrift elsewhere, which with gales returning tomorrow is making some sheltered locations […]