Parts snow free but lots of good snow, axe still essential
Iain Thow - Solo - 07/May/15
went anti-clockwise; snow from about 550m was generally soft and knee deep (except on/just to the western side of the crests when it became thigh/waist deep in places). 60% sunshine, couple of light snow showers and rest of time was cloudy but still good visibility. Direct descent off An Gearanach was verging on treacherous despite being a (worn) path: should have left my crampons on for a bit longer!
danny269 - Solo - 30/Apr/15
markneilly346 - Solo O/S - 25/Apr/15 with Katherine
Superb sunny day, if rather on the warm side! Mostly in summer nick with lots of soft wet snow, but needed crampons on the north ridge of Sgurr a'Mhaim and the descent from Am Bodach.
Simon Caldwell - 05/Apr/15 with Carmen
Hidden - Solo - 05/Apr/15
cracking day out despite poor start and not seeing much later in the afternoon
lithos - 03/Apr/15 with Peter Walker (YAC), warwick andeson
Ring of steall with Rob Stone and Warwick Anderson. Left steall hut around 10. Headed Sw through woods ascending, then scrambling over slippery snow covered slabs to gain NE ridge of sgurr a mhaim (1099m). Rain and low cloud so full waterproofs but not cold. On the summit sun briely came out and it got really hot, stripped down to thermals but this was short lived! Continued along ridge heading
S to sgurr an lubhair (1001m). Good knife edge ridge walking, took it in turns to break trail through heavy snow. Continued SE to am bodach (1032m). descending Ne ridge required crampons due to slippy wet snow over hard ice layer. Continued along ridge to stob coire a chairn (981m) then over an garbhanach 975 and an gearanach 982. Careful navigation to box around the cliffs to the n on descent via the zig zags to the waterfall and hut. A great walk, shame mostly in cloud but good chance to practice navigation through a combination of compass, map, terrain, altimeter and gps grid refs. Winter hazards such as cornices to be mindful of, and avalanche hazard on ne to se slopes. Back for 6.30. 7.5 hrs, 12km.
prwalker - 03/Apr/15 with Warwick Anderson, Rob Stone
What a trip! Hard snow ice in some very exposed situations. Met only one person all day; a lady and her dog doing the Ring. Totally relaxed!
Pete Pozman - Solo O/S - 18/Mar/15 with John Byrne, Pete Crosby
PanzerHanzler - Solo O/S - 13/Mar/15 with Sheila Norman, Adrian Fagg
Lots of powder. Excellent group.
Mr Fuller - Solo - 21/Feb/15 with Liz Smith
LJC - Solo - Feb/15 with Lou
ross brinson - Solo - 29/Jan/15 with Mehmet Karatay
white out deep snow in places and windy.
wookie667 - Solo - 22/Jan/15 with keith
Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Dec/14
Hidden - 26/Dec/14
Hidden - 26/Dec/14
ash longreach - Solo - Apr/14 with Dennis, John
Hidden - 01/Mar/14
jordan taylor - Solo - 01/Mar/14
royalste45 - Solo O/S - 16/Feb/14
Jeester - 30/Dec/13
Matthew Robinson - Solo - 10/Mar/13
mark-abz - Solo - 09/Mar/13
Hidden - Lead - 27/Feb/13
Hidden - 25/Feb/13
cat22 - 24/Feb/13 with Julia, Mike
Clockwise - cracking conditions and glorious weather.
Happy Haggis - Solo - 23/Feb/13 with Hugh Robinson
Robbo1 - Solo - 23/Feb/13 with Jen Robinson
Hidden - 22/Feb/13
ferdia - Solo O/S - 21/Feb/13 with Luke
A beautiful winter ridge walk with more 'sporty' bits & not just the Devil's Ridge section. Plenty of snow, blue sky and sun: more like the Biancograt than Scotland in winter. Could have used snow goggles as was seeing the world a bit pink after a while. A truly tremendous day out.
jmr - Solo - 19/Feb/13 with Andy Graham, Chas Eden, Paul Greenhow
Did it anticlockwise. Exceptional conditions.
d80f0u - Solo - 18/Feb/13
Hidden - Solo - 18/Feb/13
steveq - 16/Feb/13
tatz45 - AltLd O/S - Feb/13 with Mark Boden
gripped01 - Solo - Feb/13
connor - Solo - Jan/13
Hidden - 2013
Alastair MacSween - 2013
stafford101 - 16/Dec/12
Stunning day, mostly fresh powder on frozen ground but snow not too deep and it filled a few holes. 7hrs from Steall Hut bivi to main Glen Nevis car park.
Captain Solo - Solo - 02/Dec/12
Hidden - Solo RP - 27/Nov/12
snow showers and sunshine all day
Wesley Orvis - Solo - 14/Apr/12
Hidden - AltLd - 10/Feb/12
Hidden - Solo - 07/Feb/12
Hidden - Solo - 07/Feb/12
Still day but with cloud on the tops. Soft snow underfoot.
ceri's - Solo - 28/Jan/12 with Adventure Peaks guys, Charles
Done anti clockwise..starting from Achriabhach..5 munro day full winter condition, An Gearanach (final munro on ridge) highlite for me. Great day finished in the dark! Much better than the summer round which I did Clockwise!
thomas - Solo - 28/Jan/12
Dustin - Solo - 26/Jan/12
deklan - Solo - 15/Jan/12
Long day in tough conditions.
colenn - Solo - 06/Jan/12 with Eoin Kelly
Hidden - 2012
Darrell Read - 26/Feb/11 with Simon Hall
Hidden - 26/Feb/11
Rickrick - Feb/11
Hidden - Solo - 27/Jan/11
JamesM - 2011
oliverk - 2011
PAJames - 2011
Sean Kelly - 2011
Hidden - AltLd - 27/Nov/10
Big day out in limited day light but good fun! Helped rescue some walkers who had got stuck in the corrie too and they were rescued by helicopter.
davidrj1 - Lead - Nov/10
Going clockwise. Had to turn back meters from the top of An Garbhanach. Wife not willing to suffer further exposure. The short down climb was bare and exposed and the east side covered in windslab. Not allowed to take wife home in a bag. However, beautiful day, blue skies and not much wind. Just nice to get out :-)
halfaseesaw - Solo dnf - 02/Apr/10 with yvonne
Katherine Ross - Solo dnf - 27/Mar/10 with George Cave
thought downclimbing the rocky ridge after the first summit was harder than grade I
viking - Solo - Mar/10 with rick
tim newton - Solo - 28/Feb/10
Ross Young - Solo O/S - 21/Feb/10
Hidden - Solo - 21/Feb/10
johannes - Solo O/S - 21/Feb/10
Nille - Solo O/S - 21/Feb/10 with johannes
radioshed - Solo - 20/Feb/10
Thoms6974 - Solo O/S - 20/Feb/10 with Dave S, Matt
colin fagan - Solo - 13/Feb/10
David Stevens - Feb/10
Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Jan/10
Bisteris - 02/Jan/10
Hidden - Jan/10
JasonK - 2010
Hidden - 2010
Didn't need crampons or axe but there was plenty of snow, saw a broken spectre
CurlyStevo - Solo - Dec/09
richiegarside - Dec/09
jasoncash - Solo O/S - Feb/09 with Andy Cash
innesmac - Feb/09 with John Foster
dansmonkeytroubles - Solo O/S - Mar/08 with Joe Harris
paulh.0776 - Solo O/S - Mar/08 with SC
peebles boy - Solo - 2008
SianR - Solo - Nov/07 with GUMC
Snowline only 850m ish. Anticlockwise and finished the final descent in the dark.
nick everett - Nov/07
Julian Prieto - Solo - Feb/07
Beautiful day. Snowcapped peaks above an inversion.
size9hex - Solo O/S - Jan/06
Hidden - Solo - 10/Jan/05
cubehead - Solo - 18/Feb/03
Loads of snow, despite the date!
Simon Caldwell - 05/May/01 with Carmen
Hidden - 2000
Great day out, I don't think I met anybody all day. This was part of my month long cycle powered winter munro bagging trip - when I was a lad. Glory days.
AndyP - Solo - 1990
DavPk - Feb/89