/ Snow cover on Ben alder etc

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Newbuild100 - on 26 Mar 2014
Does anyone know what conditions are like at present on the Munro's in the area ?
Im heading that way in two days and wonder if I will need axe n crampons etc !

cheers all
markwarner - on 26 Mar 2014
In reply to Newbuild100:

Take Both and expect to use them there is still plenty of snow cover high up, and more came down the last weekend.
dt27348 - on 26 Mar 2014
In reply to Newbuild100:

Just back from Ben Alder Cottage.Extensive snow cover on hills in the area.Ice axe and crampons are probably essential.
mcdweeb - on 26 Mar 2014
In reply to Newbuild100:
The good news is all the access roads will be clear of snow (and ice unless you're really unlucky) so a bike would be a real boon for this area.
Hope you're not planning to stay at Culra??
http://www.ukhillwalking.com/news/item.php?id=68770
Cuthbert on 26 Mar 2014
In reply to Newbuild100:

I was there at the weekend and there is a lot of snow on the hills. Fully winter conditions.
Newbuild100 - on 26 Mar 2014
In reply to mcdweeb:

Hadnt planned to stay at culra but thanks for the tip off.

(wonder how many people will get caught out by not knowing !!?)
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Newbuild100 - on 26 Mar 2014
In reply to Saor Alba:

Thanks to all answers.

looking forward to a bit of playtime at the weekend.

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