/ North West Conditions
I was on beinn eighe on wednesday and liathach and beinn alligin both looked good with a good coverage of what would have been consolidated snow.
There was very little fresh powder about either.
Having said that there might have been a bit of fresh snow yesterday and temps rising tomorrow might soften up snowpack a bit.
I was in the fannichs today and there was very little ice about, but well frozen turf and well frozen paths down tools level. It began raining at 2pm and this has made the snow pack sodden. There was then a second period of snow pack instability and several small stuffs came off. The major period of instability happened yesterday according to the debris I saw.
Hope this helps
Plenty snow on An Teallach yesterday. Mild and soggy though. A freeze would bring the mountain into good condition I think. Some routes might need more build-up though.
We spoke to folk heading off to Beinn Dearg today. Dont know what route they were doing though.
Day started off frosty but freezing levels had risen quite a bit later on. Plenty of snow high up though.
There have been nasty accidents in penguin gully over the years in similar conditions.
The snow on Alligin is very slushy and not much help. But all good fun. Will be great on a refreeze.
Hope they were OK. Penguin Gully would have been the only thing in condition, but maybe best avoided in a thaw. A strange choice of crag in the mild conditions.
Mention of "route" made me think Penguin Gully, but suppose they may just have been walking to the summit, which would have been a tad safer!
Good stuff. Always great up there with those views, eh. Liathach would have been a long slow trip I think!
I'm not sure why this thread was a bit negative. Conditions on An Teallach yesterday were great (it was freezing), unusually good for December.
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