/ Hill conditions (central / east highlands)

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Flinticus - on 31 Dec 2012
Hi. Anyone out recently in the central / east highlands? Anywhere between Killin & Pitlochrie. Thinking of a corbett. How wet / snow cover? Ben Vrackie looking a possibility. Ta
Kevin Woods - on 31 Dec 2012
In reply to Flinticus: Big snowfall yesterday has big-time thawed today. The hills around Loch Lubnaig were all nearly snowless today. There was only more substantial cover above 3000 feet. And probably still going fast, judging by the forecast? Hope thats a help.
Flinticus - on 31 Dec 2012
In reply to Kevin Woods:
Yeah, cheers. That does help. Thinking now of Meall nan Subh. Found I lack OS maps of the east of Loch Tay region (and I don't use gps mapping or have a printer at home).
Simon Caldwell - on 02 Jan 2013
In reply to Flinticus:
If anyone gets round to approving it there'll be a photo of Ben Lawers on Monday here
http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=211116

Good covering, though the ridges mostly blown/washed clear.
More snow Monday night, very windy yesterday.
Judging by the forecasts, it'll mostly be on its way to the sea by the weekend.
TheDrunkenBakers - on 02 Jan 2013
In reply to Flinticus:

In reply to Flinticus: And considering that the nice weather lady said 'unseasonable mild across the country' I would think slush city.
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Flinticus - on 03 Jan 2013
Went on 2 Jan.

Snow largely clear on Meall nan Subh though patches lingering and more extensive above 800m (looking across to neighbouring munros). Found a compact snow covered north facing slope with a nice convex changing to concave slope running out into grass. Had fun doing some self-arrest practice. A good half day.

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