/ Conditions on the Cuillin
Was up there (southern sections) both Friday and yesterday. There is nice hard neve on much of the ridge as well as plenty of bear rock. Slopes on south facing aspects are for the most part clear whilst those on north facing still contain significant snow and ice. Much of it certainly requires crampons, although bits (notably the in-pin) do not. Met a number of teams who were doing the whole traverse and said is was fantastic all the way along. Winter routes in the corries that don't catch the sun might be in nick but lean.
I should add that is was snowing and settling in Kintail down to the A87 last night so there may well now be fresh snow on the ridge.
not much left up there on the southern end - northern end looks bit packed still
nice being up here even with the grim weather!
always a good place though
Latest forecasts suggest it might be turning cold again next week after a slight warming this weekend.
Rime was forming on anything facing north (-2 at 960m) but the temperature is set to rise through the week.
Crampons and an axe are still worth carrying.
it's set to rise through the weekend, and then fall again next week, with freezing level below the summits.
Until they change their minds again :)
In reply to Nath93: Yes. I see a tall dark (okay, balding) stranger will allight on Skye next weekend. And he shall cast off his daily cares and stride forth onto the ridge. And he shall peer around him for local climbers who'll get him up the scary bits ;-)
a lot of snow in the basteir coire still.
Some recent pics from Glencoe Mountaineer giving a good overview of portions of the ridge:
thanks in advance, Sarah
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