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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
Ingrids Follymypyrex3
North east winter climbing partners flett537
Rjukan - catered accomodation ?BungleBear-
Dry tooling - NorwayBig Lee3
Dressing for Scottish winterverygneiss53
Ben Nevis in November - looking for co climber(s)arboue12
First winter forecast......it's that time of year.smuffy12
The day I didn't solo S.C. GullyOnly a hill27
Climb Inn - Rjukanjimhall13
Climbing SnowdonOurea5
Winter base layer kegs aldo5622
Garmisch Ice climbingFrazzman2
pre winter mountain leader assessment partners rhyd3
Which rope for Scottish winter ridgesFlatus Vetus1
winter rackblackcat17
Winterclimbing in Scotland: where to start?ijsbeer13
Screwing in Scotland & Wales?humptydumpty20
Singing Rock Ice axesseanhendo1231
Winter blogs/sites to watchAlpjay1
Today was the first day....afshapes11
Figfour Training TipsKellyKettle9
Recommend me a winter climbing coursemaisie23
Ice climbing around Pitztal, AustriaTom F Harding5
ice climbing topo's Aosta valleyrhoppen2
Cogne Italy marius7
Rarest UK winter routesLakesWinter65
Down JacketDAWN11
Winter trainingthefrontpoint29
Winter ML tips?iamaclimber31
Oppdall and Sundall3leggeddog3
Beginner Courses/Excursionsuzbit2
Snow in north Wales Zoe_179
Which Ice axeBloodfire23
Central Europe Equivalent to Rjukan?PontiusPirate25
Ice climbing in Perupatricia5
First snows in the hillsOnly a hill21
Snow Factor ConditionsGazlynn3
New Axes - Cobras or Nomics?cham74934
Scottish ice mentors? Mid-Feb til spring 2015LaurafromCanada15
Walking axefire_munki2
It's too bloody hot ...Richard Baynes22
Scottish winter without a car ?Ndawson9
Newbie question about protecting snow gullies...Martin Davies23
Eastern Traverse - Tower Ridgedamonrit4
Ice Axe, Stob Coire nan Lochanmike barnard3
No 4 Gully - Ben Nevistlbno1-
UKC/UKH Winter Conditions Report - Ben Nevis 17th April 2014Mike Pescod15
What happened to torquing?Flashy7
Distress flaresjwhepper19
Any easy routes left inthe Fort William Areateddy_simmon3
Was Point Five climbed this year?stephan harrison21
Aviemoreskizxi14
Bolted belay station - Cautley Spout !!!Conan25
CMD Arete, Ben Nevischrismcd239
New Zealand winter climbing blog?Ben Sharp9
Sharing Pull Up Bar Winter Climbing and Dry Tool Training Aidsjonnie34301
Torridon - snow?Michael Gordon1
Ben Nevis Easter Weekend Conditionsdrmarten-
Ledge Route, 22nd April - not much snow after all!tlbno111
Cramp in second hand Scarpa Manta bootsCharley175

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