/ Snow Coming......will Scotland come back into condition?
What are peoples views....
That there will be considerable local variation and that 'Scotland' is very unlikely to come into condition?
... will 5 to 10 cm's of snow put scottish winter routes back into condition?
probably not, no
I suspect that some snowed-up rock routes will be fair game on tuesday an perhaps wednesday, but snow/ice build-up will get washed off by the weekend.
Depends if you care about ethics and tradition.
However, someone desperate and possessing great knowledge of weather systems and venues is sure to find something climbable, perhaps even enjoyable but that would be a bonus...can't go asking for too much, can you?
Good luck if you try, though.
Will Kinder Downfall be in? and will I need to take some screws to Pembroke next week? ;)
I'm trying to find a partner for 'Gorms mixed on Wed - I think it's a goer.
> I suspect that some snowed-up rock routes will be fair game on tuesday an perhaps wednesday, but snow/ice build-up will get washed off by the weekend.
Aye, for as long as it takes for the usual suspects to drive from Aviemore to the 'cas CP, walk in, skelp up a route and get back down. By the time they are looking out over the chocolate gateau and through the big windows in the Mountain Cafe it will be melting already.
Clearly an optimists wishful thinking imho!
I'm not sure... There's something in it if you can be bothered. I'm with Jim here. Sorry Jamie but not worth petrol money in my books at this stage. Hope you hook-up with someone though.
No, but Cumbria is about to receive a dump followed by weeks of conditions that will add to the already decent winter and make it the best in memory
if you began climbing in 2003
April 1st was yesterday!!!!;-)
> April 1st was yesterday!!!!;-)
Snow outside my cottage and it's not April the 1st ;-)
Already digging my car out in preparation for the coming Ice Age Armageddon...
Axes all polished an sharp for that glistening ice that is forming right now, as I type.
Aw naw, not more panic buying!!
That depends whether the new snow consolidates or melts.
With temps in Aviemore of 11 degrees I'm going for melting. Want ma hot rock back!
Me too, but if I get a belated bit of scratching in first it wouldnae be tragic...
Is it not going to be buried? What's the wind like? Snowing in Glasgow the now...just flurries though.
4" in my front garden here in Inverness.
Unfrozen turf and routes probably buried, stiff northeasterly.
I suspect Dave will be breaking out his skis again.
Finbar Saunders would have a field day with that.
Depending on aspect more likely to be wind-scoured. SCnL looking a bit black this morning. Dunno; will have a think and try to come up with something. Scant product this season so keen to restore a little balance!
8 inches in my front garden in Boat of Garten
25 cm on my garden table and deep cover in the forest!
There was a good firm 6 inches at least in my pants this morning, but even that has melted away already :(
And I'm going rock climbing tomorrow!
The corrie is well plastered, most plastered I have seen it this season, the North Easterlies have worked a treat. The turf aint quite there yet, but over the next couple days with the continued below zero temps, I think it will improve in time for the weekend. There is now a donkey track beaten up to the pap for anyone heading in over the next couple days.
Good call; we went to Torridon which was a lot thinner.
Went up Raeburn's Easy Route with a friend yesterday evening after work. Beautiful neve and a glorious sunset.
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