/ Ice, SE Scotland
Short easy ice falls sometimes form in the big gully on Ben Ledi, and on the hill above where the burger van parks on the right hand side at the top of Glen Ogle (entrance to forestry tracks), there are sometimes short ice falls, visible from the road.
Check out the Moffatdale section in the Lowland Outcrops guide, pg 210 or thereabouts, there's some real gems in there that only come into condition now and again. However, looks like a thaw setting in on Friday/Saturday, and most of the Moffatdale stuff is low lying, so could be stripped quick. Plenty snow down that way mind you, if all else fails some easy gullies might be an option (keep a wary eye on avalanche conditions though, away from the gullies/icefalls this is grass hills country and there's not a lot to anchor a snowpack in place).
Interested to hear if anyone's been up Broken Cleugh, Mirk Side (opposite the Grey Mares Tail) this winter - went up a few times in the last few years but it seemed like all the water had gone the last time I was there - lots of ice everywhere else, but it was all but dry!!!
...and a good lawyer - it's not called Breach of the Peace for no reason! :-)
There is a mention of a grade III gully in the Campsies here (as well as the big grade V icefall): http://christophersleight.com/pictures/2010/01/cold-climbing-going-local/
> (as well as the big grade V icefall): http://christophersleight.com/pictures/2010/01/cold-climbing-going-local/
That is way fatter than it was a year later! https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/63649_10150367675975445_1122047_n.jpg
What forecast are you using? I wouldn't call what MWIS are putting out as good even taking into account the lower height of Udlaidh. The air temp at Tyndrum is currently 1.1 degs, Dalmally 3.1 degs and it's not daylight yet.
Good luck anyway, I'm just jealous as I've made other plans for this weekend.
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