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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
Beinn Dearg - Coire GhrandaCaptain Solo6
Cogne Saturday.Ian Black4
Glen Clova conditionsJoe Barlow4
West Coast, CIC Hut Week.Superchop751
SCNL Today (Tues 28)peebles boy9
UKC/UKH Winter Conditions Report - Ben Nevis 30th January 2014Mike Pescod-
Best crampons for grade IV/V??Superchop754
West facing slopes this weekend for LakesAvinash Aujayeb10
Winter climbing with no sackniallk19
Todays adventure...peebles boy-
South facing gullies in the Cairngorms?Jordangask3
Which guidebook for Ben Nevisned taylor4
Technical crampon best fit on Nepal extreme evo'sRikardo1
E/SE facing - Stag Rocks/Corrie Fee/Winter Corrie conditionstlbno1-
Glencoe today (Weds)peebles boy2
Ice axes - what's your favourite technical axe?beardy mike51
Anyone been up the Ben ? CIC crag conditionsNath939
Some Cuillin questionsadam 2417
Anyone have any info on North West conditions?robgixer-
Lake District Conditionsflembingobongo1
Manual Petzl Icescrew sharpenerHeike27
Haglof p2 verde pants vs marmot spire vs mens motionClimb19811
Vignemale Info, Haute Pyreneesrichardcreagh-
Golden Oldie etcwobblydave12
Should I just take up knitting?Ben Sharp37
Iceland ice climbing , advice and practicalsNadir khan14
Gardyloo GullyAdCo8211
ice climbing insurance for Cognegjd8
Euro ice anywhere?Lukeva20
Petzl Quark (new) set up. Where should the trigger be?Kid Spatula3
Does your clothing match your grade?Gazlynn44
SAIS ToridonMike Lates2
Glenmore Lodge To Issue Avalanche Kit To Course Participants?Andrew Mallinson20
Campervan Cairngormcharliehl17
Glenmore Lodge - Winter Skills weekendJordangask-
good grade 4 and 5s from the CIC hutchris smith8
Lochnagar conditions 25th Jan...forcan4
Winter two dayer - suggestions?peebles boy6
Carneddau Report - winter starts ?Neil Anderson1
UKC/UKH Winter Conditions Report - Ben Nevis 23rd December 2013Mike Pescod6
Cogne Ice Conditionsrichard s7
2010 Quark PicksIcehanger6
Wanterd - Room AviemoreGerM1
newbie question crampons for easy-peasy adventureChris331
Ice climbing World CupPetarghh3
Good low-grade climbs in Glen Coe?victorhearnyeate...6
used Ice Climbing Guide for sale - Bargain!Pay attention5
Snow Build Up - how does it compare?bowls3
Scottish winter emergency kitandy_e91
Today was NOT crap (but is WAS bloody wild!!!)peebles boy1
Visors on helmets............George Ormerod26
Soloing near the Mess of Pottage on Thursday 16th?Cameron944
Glencoe Tuesday 21st Janalasdair194
Under-glovesTim Chappell8
Mountain warehouse salopettesClimb19815
Above or below freezing to snowRussell Lovett18
UKC Cuillin conditions 15 January.Mike Lates6
Conditions: Skye and CullinJack B4
Major Snow Storm on the wayTrangia9
ice climbing New ZealandPaul Troon9

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