Archive for June, 2010

Wet Cold Windy

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Not a very nice day today on Ben Nevis, although by late afternoon the rain and wind did die down a lot.

Very Dry

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Very dry and warm today in Glen Coe. Quite a few teams out on Centurion and Minus One Buttress also, by all accounts.

Hi Alan

The flower is Dwarf Cornel

They seemed to have just flowered, with the heat and sun no doubt! There are massess of them on the Easians last week Cheers Gary (Tarmachan Mountaineering).

Thanks for that Gary. These were on the descent from Buachaille Etive Mor in Coire na Tulaich.

Tower Ridge clear of snow

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Cloudy but very dry on Tower Ridge today. This settled spell of weather looks set to continue. One team was seen on the lower pitches of Bullroar on the Great Buttress of Carn Dearg.

Dry Rock and Fine Weather

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Just a short note to let you all know we have dry rock and fine weather. Hopefully the midge count will be low with a northerly breeze as well:-)

Swift on Skye

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Well done to Nick, Bruce and Bruce on a swift guided traverse of the Black Cuillin. All the photos below were taken by Bruce Duncan on a mobile phone by the way, Nokia E72-1. Eight hours and forty-five minutes end to end with some time spent jogging in to Gars-bheinn and out to the Sligachan Hotel. This traverse was completed yesterday in dry conditions and a veil of cloud producing ideal cool conditions for jogging. Turn up very fit if you want to try this approach without a bivouac.

Avalanche Survey

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

For anyone who may be using or considering using the Scottish Avalanche Information Service please can you give some of your time to fill in this short survey?

Currently the weather is unsettled.