Ben Nevis Winter climbing conditions

I am running a separate page this year for conditions on Ben Nevis. It is under the Winter section of the website. The link is here BEN NEVIS CONDITIONS.

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This is where you can find some pictures and blogs of what I have been up to. I'm not the most avid blogger in the world!, but when the Winter comes there will be regular conditions updates for Ben nevis as well as a dedicated Ben Nevis conditions page this coming winter.

Cheers

Richard 

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We went winter mountaineering on Ben nevis today. Barry, jamie, Joe and I ventured high into the Ciste. No one has been up there for a wee while. We climbed a nice line 
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Alex and I went up Ledge route on Ben Nevis today, after doing an intro day yesterday with crampons and an axe. Lots of snow but once on the route it was great conditions. Have a look at the Ben Nevis conditions page for more pictures of whet Ben nevis looks like at the moment. The descent is
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Teaching winter leading today with Stuart and Ryan. We headed for the East ridge of Stob ban which was great and very wintery. The bottom buttress was a little thin, but the upper buttress was great and provided lots of
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Stuart and I headed onto the Brenva face on ben nevis today to try and link up some nice scoured ice. No particular route, just a sniff around at some lines. We ended up doing a variation of Right Major with a more straight up line until 
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A quick hit into SCnL today as Simon needed to catch a plane. We climber Scabbard and Spectre. We were lazy and only took one rope, but rapping back down Scabbard worked out fine once we had 
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Last thursday we had a great day in Stob Corrie nan Lochan, with lots of folk climbing hard lines as the crag was in great nick. Iain and Blair did an extremley hard line on central buttress left of East Face route called Year of the Horse at around VIIII/9. It must have been hard as Blair 
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On Ben nevis today coaching leading with Paul and Tim. The original intent was to climb either Neptune gully or
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After a few days off, taking cars to peices etc.. it was back to work today Ski Patrolling on Nevis Range. So much snow its fantastic. The skiing is the best its been for years and probably more snow on the ski area than anytime in the last ten years. So a lot of this morning was spent with shovel in hand! The visibility was 
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Once in the Corrie today it was nice and wintery, a fair amount of fresh snow being blown around. Jonathan wanted to do a more mountaineering route today so we did Boomerang Arete which is a great grade II route. Never that steep and nicely do-able with one axe and a small rack and shortish rope. It also avoided the main gully lines. Other teams in the corrie on
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A good day out on Ben Nevis today with Jonathan putting in some good mileage looking at winter skills and winter mountaineering techniques. We went up Corrie Leis, (where there is some nice looking ice, see the ben nevis conditions page). Then, over the summit and back down ledge route. Freezing level slowly dropped and
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