/ arrochar/ben lui conditions?
Thanks in advance.
Bridge of Orchy (specifically Taxus) was excellent on Tuesday. That said, another party did back off Stairway to Heaven. Might be a better shout than Arrochar? Ben Lui should be fine - was tremendous two weeks ago and conditions have been pretty stable since then. Big caveat might be any snow today/tonight...
The B of O hills are amongst the most easily accessible by public transport in the country.
I'd keep a close eye on the wind/snow over the next couple of days - snow showers and strong wind suggests there will be new pockets of windslab accumulating that will change things quite radically from the last fortnight, and make route choice much more important. The SAIS forecast for Glencoe has already shifted back up to 'Considerable' today.
Toby A tells a story of catching the bus (from Glasgow, I think), doing Skraeling's full length and being down in time (just) to catch the bus back.
Yes, you can catch-up with the last leg of the sleeper train. Arrives in Bridge of Orchy around 8am. Doesn't run every day though.
So anyone know arrochar conditions? Its been cold for days, + snow and wind overnight. Mightn't mixed stuff be in?
They're talking mince, the train stops at most of the stations
However, for some reason it appears not to stop at Glasgow!
To be honest I quite enjoy sitting back and having some breakfast on the train and taking in the scenery. It's a very good and relaxing way of getting into Loch Ossian from the south.
If you're just looking for wintery walking then it was still pretty nice up there, but climbing conditions (at least for gullies and turfy stuff) seemed shit. Please correct me if you go up there and I was wrong, im no expert.
Been snowing a lot, conditions could become good as low as chockstone gully if the sun does not come out and temperature stays low.
any low grade route suggestions that would be good for conditions in the are would be appreciated. bridge of orchy could potentially be done also.
Did Second Coming on Beinn Dorain today. Turf was frozen even where buried. Lots of snow around, Creag Coire an Dothaidh looked buried!
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