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Ground Conditions

Reported on Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Time: At the summit around 1000
Snow above:no snow observed
Route taken: PyG path
Next report: Friday 23-2-2024

No Snow 20-2-2024

Conditions
No snow or ice was seen during today's observations.

A foggy and wet day with rain and a strong gusty wind.

Essential equipment
Seasonally appropriate walking equipment, including lighting (such as a head torch).

From Thursday onwards, carrying snow goggles (like ski goggles) will provide a way to protect the eyes from cold winds and windblown snow, making it easier to see in order to travel more safely on the mountain.

From Thursday onwards carrying an ice axe and some form of crampons will give options to keep safe on the mountain when ice and snow are present (see Additional Information below)

Additional information
On the Tuesday of the report the forecast suggests that the temperature at the summit will be above freezing through Wednesday, but then fall, being below freezing for the rest of the period until the next report on Friday. Temperatures are forecast to drop on Thursday morning, with temperatures as low as -3˚C (feeling as low as -11˚C in the wind). Although temperatures are forecast to be several degrees above freezing on Wednesday, it will still feel very cold in the strong wind and rain (feeling as low as -5˚C).

As the temperature drops on Thursday it looks like the weather will turn more wintry once again, with ice and snow likely to develop higher on the mountain. By Friday it looks a little colder again, with the possibility of more extensive snow and ice across the mountain.

Fog above the nant
Fog above the nant
Stepping into the cloud
Stepping into the cloud
Cloudy Cairn
Cloudy Cairn
Fog at the summit
Fog at the summit
Damp path
Damp path
Bleak stone
Bleak stone

Forecast

2  Hazards
Tomorrow, Fri
Severe Chill Effect
Poor Visibility

Warden's Notice

Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2023

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Temperature

-2 °C
Ambient

Steady

Sunset

17:41
Today, Thu
Sunrise: 07:18 then 10 hours of daylight

Summit Cafe

Closed
For the winter

Webcam

22/02, 22:00

Be AdventureSmart

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  • Am I confident I have the KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS for the day?
  • Do I have the right GEAR?
  • Do I know what the WEATHER will be like?

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