Winter Climbing forum

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.

UKC/UKH Winter Conditions Report - Ben Nevis 30th January 2014-611
Best crampons for grade IV/V??4445
West facing slopes this weekend for Lakes10714
Winter climbing with no sack191,603
Todays adventure...-400
South facing gullies in the Cairngorms?3452
Which guidebook for Ben Nevis4412
Technical crampon best fit on Nepal extreme evo's1230
E/SE facing - Stag Rocks/Corrie Fee/Winter Corrie conditions-285
Glencoe today (Weds)2542
Ice axes - what's your favourite technical axe?512,746
Anyone been up the Ben ? CIC crag conditions91,762
Some Cuillin questions171,387
Anyone have any info on North West conditions?-236
Lake District Conditions1503
Manual Petzl Icescrew sharpener27985
Haglof p2 verde pants vs marmot spire vs mens motion1210
Vignemale Info, Haute Pyrenees-103
Golden Oldie etc121,115
Should I just take up knitting?372,524
Iceland ice climbing , advice and practicals14838
Gardyloo Gully111,264
ice climbing insurance for Cogne8248
Euro ice anywhere?201,037
Petzl Quark (new) set up. Where should the trigger be?3351
Does your clothing match your grade?444,801
SAIS Toridon2417
Glenmore Lodge To Issue Avalanche Kit To Course Participants?202,330
Campervan Cairngorm171,273
Glenmore Lodge - Winter Skills weekend-330
good grade 4 and 5s from the CIC hut8968
Lochnagar conditions 25th Jan...4605
Winter two dayer - suggestions?6640
Carneddau Report - winter starts ?1365
UKC/UKH Winter Conditions Report - Ben Nevis 23rd December 201361,077
Cogne Ice Conditions7876
2010 Quark Picks6466
Wanterd - Room Aviemore1217
newbie question crampons for easy-peasy adventure1187
Ice climbing World Cup3222
Good low-grade climbs in Glen Coe?61,146
used Ice Climbing Guide for sale - Bargain!5523
Snow Build Up - how does it compare?3468
Scottish winter emergency kit914,080
Today was NOT crap (but is WAS bloody wild!!!)1835
Visors on helmets............261,647
Soloing near the Mess of Pottage on Thursday 16th?41,456
Glencoe Tuesday 21st Jan4751
Mountain warehouse salopettes5387
Above or below freezing to snow18890
UKC Cuillin conditions 15 January.6980
Conditions: Skye and Cullin4336
Major Snow Storm on the way91,480
ice climbing New Zealand9506
UKC/UKH Winter Conditions Report - Ben Nevis 16th January 201451,793
Pyrenean ice conditions3233
North Wales snow...anywhere?-299
First attempt at a gully - Which one?141,266
Rjukan Feb/Mar 2014-193

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