Paul James, MIC - - Winter and Rock Climbing Conditions

Saturday, 16 January 2010

16-01-10, Highlands Thaw plus PJ Mountains Online

The last few days has seen the whole of the UK having a thaw. All of North Wales has melted away in the space of a few hours. Gone has the winter wonderland that we haven't seen since 14 years ago. I have now driven North to be based in the Eastern Highlands for the winter. I arrived on Wednesday to be confronted with metres of snow. I went out on Thursday onto Meall a Bhuachaille (north of Glenmore Lodge). We had to use snow shoes to make progress once off the Ryvoan bothy track. The thaw from the last few days has reduced snow cover and ice falls at low levels and will probably strip the back of the northern coires and expose some rock! Lets hope for freezing level will drop back below 900m, which will firm up the snow pack, reduce the avalanche risk and make for some awesome climbing conditions. is now online. Climbing and Mountaineering courses to suit your needs. There is plenty of availability for Winter Skills courses in Scotland, but also Rock Climbing courses in Snowdonia or Peak District during the summer.

Competitive prices and assurance you will be instructed/guided/coached by a fully qualified, very experienced Mountaineering Instructor and AMI member.

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