Paul James, MIC - - Winter and Rock Climbing Conditions

Sunday, 17 February 2013

17-02-13, Fuar Tholl, North-West Highlands - Winter Climbing

Sgurr Rhuadh, Beinn Alligin, Liathach, Beinn Eighe from summit of Fuar Tholl.
 The North-West highlands have been fantastic today. High pressure conditions, brilliant views, snow has held in just on the high corries. The temperatures are on the plus side so the snow is slushy, but as soon as the freezing level drops it will be amazing. Today I was out with a team on an Intro-Climber course for Moran Mountain, we walked up Fuar Tholl, to the snow basin, recapped some basic skills in the slush then ascended Access Gully with plenty of bucket seats and buried axes to the right hand variant finish. High pressure set to hang around so should be brilliant the next few days, but it would be handy if the freezing level dropped!
Top of Access Gully slush fest!
Fuar Tholl.
Awesome views.
Liathach some snow on the ridge.

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