Great day in proper winter conditions. Steep climb up to the moor below Ben Glas - managed to ascend the "wrong" side of the Ben Glas Burn which meant hurdling a barb wire fence. Then several km over wonderfully frozen ground - this would be a real bog normally. From Lochan Beinn Chabhair I headed up frozen grass and heather for about 100m before donning crampons. The final push was up a steep snowy chute with ice-axe needed to aid footing, which brought me just NW of summit. Glorious views, particularly N to the Ben Lui and Beinn Dorain groups. On the return the ground had thawed slightly in just a couple of hours but not bad at all. However the final descent past Ben Glas waterfalls was very steep and still icy hidden from the sun.
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Warning Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. Summer routes may not be viable or appropriate in winter. See winter information on our skills and safety pages for more information.