/ Conditions- Cobbler, Ben Lui or Beinn Udlaidh
Right on all counts.....
Even if the freezing level does drop again as MWIS predicts there's no way that there will be climbable ice Beinn Udlaidh and the Cobbler is unlikely to freeze so quickly after the mild conditions and rain of the last couple of days. The Met office is showing heavy precipitation, initially rain but turning to snow, and strong winds which will increase the avalanche hazard in the Central Gully area of Ben Lui.
Snowfields all thawing today at Arrochar, very warm. No ice at 750m, not even snow on ridges at 800m. Just mega-thawing snowfields in the depressions and a lot of melt water about.
We have trip to Ben Lui 22nd March
Do you know if NE Ridge is in decent condition - we were planning on Central Gulley but put off with recent summer temps
13 days away - anything could happen and current condtions are meaningless to you.
You can go up the ridge in any condition.
Ben Dothaidh was chosen, wet snow avalanches were wide spread so we settled for the summit. Snowpack was thawed right through. Cornices ready to drop an near white out conditions. Avoid.
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