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Snow/Ice routes & conditions
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From Scottish gullies to Rjukan ice falls, this is the forum to discuss everything involved with winter climbing. Conditions, what's in and what's not, avalanche risk, recommended routes plus accounts of your exploits.
For a list of all the routes climbed in the last few days have a look at our UK Winter Conditions Page.

TopicsPosted byReplies
Ice Climbing Cheaply (27th ish Dec to 4th Jan)ERU14
Sottoguda Iceclimbing FestivalCasa Alfredino-
Cold spell possibly brewingWesley Orvis5
Rjukan accomodation esoteric7
Hot Aches Research Project - Help Neededclimberandy36
Woman mountain guide?CH18
Guides in the Glencoe areaFlatus Vetus5
Glen Clova ConditionsFreddie 17
How to judge winter conditionsmarkh5545
Lake District - Brown Cove Crags Sunday 14th?Jonny Nick26
UKC Winter Climbing Conditions - Northern Coires, CairngormsCairngorm...5
Moffat hills snow?Dan Bailey -...2
Jacobs edge helpshaunmillar1
Daredevils tackle UK's highest peak!TMM18
5 days in Scotland - what to do?splat2million2
Daily Mail Winter Climbing ArticleMike.Kinge3
Newbie suggestion: where to go this winter?PPP2
Winter rack for grade I/II climbsjwhepper55
Langdale snow todayMFB5
Red tarn face todayWesley Orvis38
BMC Cwm Idwal Conditions Pagegalpinos11
What are your winter plans for this weekend?Freddie 114
Conditions report, without opinions. Aka UKC eugenics policy.DANNYdjb6
Northern CorriesRobertgiddy46
yorkshire dales-winter equipmentioned required? Bee_11
lakes this weekendcrag_hopper_Jay10
Winter Conditions Page Improvement Suggestionianstevens6
Pen Y Fan this weekendBonkers Dog3
phantom guide reproofingdavy_boy6
SAIS forecasts started todayThe Watch of...-
Shock absorbing lanyards on axes - Petzl Absorbica?peebles boy17
Winter climbing/walking Les Arcstuckey234-
Bivvying at Norries Car parkglaramara7
Ben Nevis winter conditions 8th of December connor-
Natural Retreats and the Cairngorm roadDave Kerr4
Scafell yesterdayMFB-
Which leashes for BD vipers?rashwell14
Petzl Lynx Crampons vs ...?partz11
I want to go to the mountains! erbridger4
Northern Corries - Climbing Conditions 7th DecCairngorm...6
Somewhere to stay round Aviemore at New YearsWhitty201217
Skye UKC Conditions report December 5thMike Lates1
Iceberg climbingEspenK8
first snow in LangdaleMFB11
Senja Winter climbingJames Gordon14
Unused Simond pirahnas-what are they worth?Richard Popp8
Has anyone else been winter climbing this season?CharlesE23
la sportiva Nepal crampons (women's)sphagnum2
Rjuken in Marchdrew529
Rjukan old school hostel prices?esoteric1
Courmayeur one day ice climbing guide recommendationiksander1
Winter Lake District adviceDaniel Caola18
La Grave Approaches-Skins/Snowshoes?JHolland7
Patagonia Alpine Guide v Backcountry Guidedrmarten7
reducing the length of crampon pointsNadir khan3
HELP! terrible conditions in Norwayberna21
La Grave ice climbing conditions, clothing?Roberttaylor4
Best ice screw design?Morgan Woods25
Winter Climbing Partner : January and February. jimbob19927
Recommend winter crags with the highest star qualityPay Attention3
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