/ Ice climbing on the Ben this April
Thanks for your help.
April is a month long! The climbs will come into condition then be out of condition then in again then out again etc etc over the course of the month.
As a gambling man, and looking at met office monthly outlook, and the amount of snow/ice on Ben Nevis, I'll stick my neck out and say the routes you're on about will be in excellent nick for most of April. I am guessing though. Check other posts about cornices though!
Watch the forecasts and local climbing blogs! I'm waiting for it to warm up enough for the enormocornices to fall down and then cool down and stay cool so the ice stays. Fingers crossed! =o)
Yes, mine was a silly question! I was just thinking that this year was a bit strange weather-wise so wanted some feedback.
Thanks! I'll try and get up for a week or so and hope to hit a good patch of weather.
Yes, I'll do this. Thanks. Heard that Point Five had a monster cornice recently....not sure whether it's fallen down yet....
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