More Cold Weather on the Way

Ben Lui
Alan, climbed Ben Lui yesterday (saturday) in fantastic weather. Central Gully and indeed the entire face of the mountain, although not the ridges, have held onto a substantial covering of iron hard neve, with previous climber footholes providing a staircase to the summit. The climbing was straightford but very enjoyable none the less. My photos shows my buddy Fred Cochrane close to topping out and the East summit from the West. All in all the day proved Ben Lui still provides a classic ‘mountaineering’ day out.

Ross Nicol, Dundee

Thanks Ross. It looks like some good climbing conditions for places which have held on to large amounts of snow, namely Ben Lui and Ben Nevis plus Aonach Mor. The forecast is showing freezing at sea-level for the next few days. It’s a clear night tonight, after a muggy day in front of the TV watching Man Utd notch up another four goals to stay clear in the Premiership:-))