West Highland Conditions


Ben Nevis Climbing Conditions

Thursday pm: refreezing


Ben Nevis ice Climbing

The Curtain: good ice (and yet more snow)


Stormy conditions encourage patience. Lighter northerly winds have reduced the rate of windslab forming on W through N to E facing slopes today.

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The high crags have been buried and hard to get to. Ben Nevis on Monday saw few parties venturing far above the Douglas Boulder.

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Huge depths of snow in the back corries of Nevis Range are still mobile. Abseiling central buttress accessed a short Typhoon under soft neve.

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More wind and debris down to 500m on Buchaille Etive Mor encouraged more abseiling on Wednesday but clearer skies and lighter winds are seeing higher routes come into condition now…

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…as weekend winds look set to test us again. Get in touch if you’re wondering if it’s worth the drive north.

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