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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I have been working with Arne and Andreas from Switzerland this week. The challenge has been to choose good but safe objectives with the avalanche risk we had earlier in the week. The snow pack has evolved rapidly now and the old snowpack is relatively safe. The consideration now is the fresh slab build up on a day to day basis. It was interesting to see
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Was running the Nevis Range back corrie workshop on Saturday. Interesting conditions with real decisions to be made. We did lots of edge protection / dropping cornices and avalanche considerations. Then we finally decided it was ok and dropped in and skied it.
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Delivered one of the annual winter safety lectures at the Clachaig on the 17th Feb. over a 100 people and it went down very well. I used Ben Nevis to chat around certain aspects of winter safety in mountaineering and winter climbing. One topic of debate was
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On the 13th Feb I attended the annual Avalanche workshop in memorial of Chris Walker, curtesy of the Chris Walker Trust. It was a good day with Graeme from Lochaber SAIS chatting through current thinking on
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Karen and I went up Observatory and Tower Gully today. A great journey looking at moving on steep snow and winter mountaineering belays. Lovely weather and amazing ice all over the Ben at the moment. See the conditions page.
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A final day of coaching at Ozimossis today. Bob led four routes and all the ropework and movement skills came together well. Conditions were good if snowy and for the valley for the next few days then
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A final day of coaching at Ozimossis today. Bob led four routes and all the ropework and movement skills came together well. Conditions were good if snowy and for the valley for the next few days then
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A fabulous days ice climbing in the upper gorge today. Bob and I were heading for Trapfoss but on the way past Sabotorfossen looked too much fun. Unlike the snow wade the extra 500m to get to Trapfoss would have been without a track!. So we
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A very snowy ice climb on Bakveien today followed by a look at Vemorkbrufoss Ost. The odd small sluff avalanches made the start of the day interesting and after a swim up the final pitch we
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Bob and I went to Krokan for his first day back on ice today. Miracle, of miracles!, it was quiet with just us there for the first hour or so. Plenty of ice to go at. We climbed Bullen by a couple of lines, Gaustasplokelse, Tipp, Unknown, Jomfrau, and Kjokkentrappa.. phew... Ran out of light but 
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