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weather conditions on glas maol

weather conditions on glas maol


Postby hutchy1 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:32 pm

Hi all im planning on doing the Glas maol 6 from Devils Elbow next week and the wife is concerned about how much snow will be on the tops does anyone know what the conditions are thanks.
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Re: weather conditions on glas maol

Postby Meatball » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:13 pm

Check the webcams at Glenshee ski centre
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Re: weather conditions on glas maol

Postby NickyRannoch » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:56 am

As of last Saturday northern and western facing slopes, which would be the route you are describing, were still completely plastered around the Glen Shee area and above 750m there was still significant snow coverage on all aspects. When i say significant I mean widespread as opposed to deep, if you were off steep ground the walking was easy going although axes were required to get up the steep slopes on An Socach.

Having said that Sunday saw a huge amount of melt water in the burns and rivers around the area.

As i said it is now a week since I have been up there so someone might have more up to date information but I would have thought it would be wise to have some ironwork with you for the descent from Creag Leachachd. There should be a SAIS forecast issued at some point today for the Southern Cairngorms, that might give you an idea.
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Re: weather conditions on glas maol

Postby hutchy1 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:17 pm

Thanks Niki and Meatball she will be fine shes just not done much winter walking
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Re: weather conditions on glas maol

Postby sloosh » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:05 pm

http://www.ski-glenshee.co.uk/Webcam

Click on the Panoramic Webcam link on that page. The image you see initially is the Cairnwell. You have to scroll to get a glimpse of Glas Maol.
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Re: weather conditions on glas maol

Postby NickyRannoch » Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:40 pm

what a difference a week makes. huge amounts of snow gone at glen shee since last weekend. still a bit about but shouldnt be any problems if the weather stays as it has.
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