Tag Archives : Scottish Winter

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

Widespread slab underfoot and blustery winds have reduced our options lately but there are plenty of bracing training opportunies out there this weekend if you can get there! Warm temperatures are consolidating the unstable snowpack but hidden cornice hazards on NE aspects of ridges are easy to miss under plenty of redistributed dry snow up […]

Spring Snow at Aonach Mor

Mild conditions this week have stabilised the substantial snow cover on Ben Nevis and Aoanach Mor this week. Teams reported some weak snow below an icy crust on Central Buttress on Friday whilst careful entries all along the back corries are rewarding brave sliders this weekend, including Summit Gully and all along Coire Dubh. Bold […]

Sgurr Thuilm, Skye on Thursday 16th January 2014

Ice Climbing Nevis Range

Paramo Helki

THE jacket for outdoor folk. I’ve no dramatic revelations in this waterproof review, but I am questioning how we prioritise technical features and fabrics. Athletic levels of exercise demand extra zips but do limit our choices to a few models each time leaky laminate waterproofs need replacing. For many years Paramo has appealed to the […]