Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Light at the end of the tunnel?

The long-range forecast from MWIS indicates that there may be some more cold air coming in to the West Coast next week, which is what we've been praying for. It is looking like the brief cold front forecasted tomorrow and Friday is not going to do a lot of good in the long run, although it will doubtless firm up what snow remains.

Several teams did the Aonach Eagach today and reported excellent scrambling conditions, with only a few small patches of snow left on the ridge. There are no longer any winter routes in condition on the West Face of Aonach Dubh at all, as almost all of the snow has been stripped away, except some snowfields above the upper tier and patches in the gullies.

It's looking unlikely we will get to Arrochar tomorrow and Friday, so will probably do something in this area instead ... quite possibly rock climbing if it remains dry!

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