/ Aonach Eagach
Did it last year in rising temps, sugary snow and with a fair bit of scraping about. It was still enjoyable, had a good day out. A clear sky helps tho!
Still a cracking day and worth every second
Not ideal conditions granted but a hunner times better than sitting aboot the hoose, take a towel for when you get back to the car!! I'll defo be trudging along a ridge or two.
Wind looks fine for tomorrow. 25mph easing. Freezing level sitting at 900m without showing any rise which looks good for me so the snow shouldnt be quite as mushy.
Looked wintery enough from the other side of the Glen today. Go for it, it's always a pleasure.
Out of curiosity... Do most people down-climb or abseil down from Am Bodach?
We're hoping to do AE week after next (conditions dependent) and wondered about taking either a small confidence rope or full blown 50m job.
I'd always assumed it was a down-climb, but recently saw someones blog and they abseiled it.
We downclimbed when I done it but the neve was like toffee everywhere. I reckons it might be pretty scrappy if soft? There was certainly ab tat there anyway.
Thanks Jamie. No one wants to go with me and dont fancy it completely solo. Going a walk up Ben Lawers instead in the hopes of a wee inversion. Need to get out the house.
ok cheers - I guess we'll have to wait and see on the day
Many thanks, that is exactly what I thought, and wanted to hear.
Having seen the numerous pictures on here I can't wait, it's been on my wishlist for a couple of years now!
Down climb, you can protect if you want. A 30m half will surfice if just two of you.
> Down climb, you can protect if you want. A 30m half will surfice if just two of you.
A three, but feel sure I'd be happy downclimbing. Thanks
If you get stuck behind others it can be a long day. Do the approach in the dark, and you should clear all technicalities of the ridge before darkness falls again.
> If you get stuck behind others it can be a long day. Do the approach in the dark, and you should clear all technicalities of the ridge before darkness falls again.
Plenty of opportunities for quicker parties to safely overtake, only delays I've experienced has been when meeting parties at the pinnacles coming in the opposite direction. Mid February, days are now mercifully longer.
I would echo this. I don't think it's worth roping it - either downclimbing or abseiling. We used a rope later on and moved together, but we solo downclimbed Am Bodach.
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