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climber2011 - on 30 Oct 2012
Hi there,

I was just wondering if anyone knew of the snow/ice conditions on curved ridge in Glencoe. Is it too early for axe(s) and crampons? Anyways just looking to get out sometime next week, any advice greatly appreciated!
jonnie3430 - on 30 Oct 2012
mountainmadness on 30 Oct 2012
In reply to climber2011:

Not a lot of white stuff in Glen Coe: http://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/Glencoe/webcams/latest
Snoweider - on 30 Oct 2012
In reply to climber2011:
a snorkel and flippers would have been more use than axe and crampons here on Arran today. Yes its further south but was mild and wet. snow is forecast for later part of the week though but....
climber2011 - on 30 Oct 2012
In reply to climber2011: Cheers guys, there is snow on The Ben, Tower Ridge, no?? There just has to be.
AlH - on 30 Oct 2012
In reply to climber2011: Another cool and stormy day today. There will have been wet snowfall higher up on top of some older firm stuff.
Jamie B - on 30 Oct 2012
In reply to climber2011:

No snow at all on the Buachaille today. Lots of rain though!
Jamie B - on 01 Nov 2012
In reply to climber2011:

Guided Curved Ridge yesterday. A light covering of wet snow from the crux section upwards but no need for axe and crampons. However if it has frozen overnight this may change!
Jamie B - on 02 Nov 2012
In reply to climber2011:

More snow last night. Defo full winter nick now!
climber2011 - on 04 Nov 2012
In reply to climber2011: Cheers Guys, Cross my fingers for it to freeze up this week!!
zebidee - on 04 Nov 2012
In reply to climber2011:

Last weekend Curvd Ridge was completely clear ... Any snow which fell was melting very quickly & just making the route wet.
moppy - on 04 Nov 2012
In reply to zebidee: And the weekend before last, it had no snow on it at all. Your point is?
It's now plastered, but a thaw coming on Tuesday/Wednesday could strip it
Nigel Thomson - on 04 Nov 2012
In reply to climber2011: Had a run up to Crianlarich and the Arrochar Alps were white and the back of Ben More looked plastered.
Joak - on 05 Nov 2012
In reply to the weegy:
> (In reply to climber2011) Had a run up to Crianlarich and the Arrochar Alps were white and the back of Ben More looked plastered.

Did the ridge circuit of Coire Gaothach on Ben Lui on Sat, deep fresh snow all the way. Fingers x'd snovember's the start of a long hard winter!
k.shark - on 05 Nov 2012
In reply to climber2011: Climbed curved ridge yesterday definetly in nick should be even better today .
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zebidee - on 05 Nov 2012
In reply to moppy:
> (In reply to zebidee) And the weekend before last, it had no snow on it at all. Your point is?
> It's now plastered, but a thaw coming on Tuesday/Wednesday could strip it

No point being made - just providing a relatively recent historic fact about the topic.

Of course we should never let information get in the way of a good argument here should we?

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