Strong and gusty Easterlies.

9th March 2024

It was a cold wind blowing on Ben Nevis today, and very gusty at times. Lots of teams were out enjoying the mountain.  Conditions were mostly firm and icy underfoot although reports of spindrift coming down point five gully and some windslab at higher elevations were reported.

(Above) Obligatory tree shot.


(Above) Carn Dearg and Castle ridge.


(Above) The Douglas boulder and flank of Tower ridge.


(Above) looking towards Comb gully and number 4 gully.


(Above) Number 4 gully. Cornices continue to be present over many cliffs, careful navigation required from above and below.


(Above) Terrain below Number 2 gully, Firm snow ice at this altitude, however there is potential for isolated windslab at the higher reaches of the gully feature.


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