/ Glen Clova Conditions
Im looking to climb tomorrow leaving from Edinburgh, was thinking of Glen Clova. Could anyone tell me what the conditions are like? Not sure if there will be too much snow?
Or any other suggestions of somewhere within a couple hours drive would be great.
> Excellent conditions.
Glen Clova was very good on Sunday with solid neve, some ice and buttreses were kept white by the snow showers. However, it is snowing a lot at the moment and so I would watch the SAIS avalanche forecast as powder on the neve might result in dangerous conditions. So probably not so good anymore as gullies might be too dangerous.
Indeed. On Sunday as we drove out of the glen Simon was noting how loaded the W aspects of Ben Tirran and the hills around it were. But if it snows enough and the wind swirls, all aspects might get a bit problematic.
I'm still getting out on Saturday if I possibly can :-)
Angus hills looking a lot whiter this morning with snow clouds behind.
Conditions are quite unique this year with excellent neve in many of the corries. Also importantly the avalanche forecast looks much better than at the weekend:
If Look C is not in condition then there are lot of atmospheric but safe options on the face to the right from grade III to grade V. Additionally some routes on the North wall in Corrie Fee might be in nick. Glen Clova is more than just Look C!
Fit like is the road?
What were the conditions like once you got in? Can't decide if would be better to ski tour or climb. I'm guessing western slopes and some gullies likely to be pretty loaded with powdery stuff, eastern slopes and ridges pretty scoured. Any on the ground info appreciated.
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