/ Cuillin ridge summer conditions
Anyone have some info on what it's like?
I heard there's still some snow up there.
If you're heading for the middle section of ridge you should be fine in that gear but Coire a Bhasteir still has significant quantities of snow. The Inn Pinn, Sgurr Mhic Choinnich and the bottom half of the great stone shoot were clear today.
Did the Blaven ridge in camp 4s, beach shorts and no top in glorius sunshine on sunday. As the last poster said though, the North facing side of Am Basteir was still covered in (probably very soft) snow.
> As the last poster said though, the North facing side of Am Basteir was still covered in (probably very soft) snow.
It had a soft surface layer of a couple of inches but it's still quite firm underneath and areas of ice still remain in smaller patches.
A drop in temperature would firm up the snow but I've not had a look at the forecast.
It's still worth taking an axe and a decent pair of boots if you're heading up the Coire.
It snowed further on Thursday, so we decided to leave it as we were hoping to do a light and fast traverse. I went home Sunday. Did some great climbing instead on Sron na Ciche and Neist.
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