It seems like The Outdoor Capital of the UK is the place to get the best weather over the Easter weekend. While the rain and hill snow falls on the rest of the country we had a dry day with light winds and frozen snow. It's proper winter conditions in the hills though and Abacus Teams went to Golden Oldie on the West face of Aonach Mor, Ben Nevis by the mountain track and Buachaille Etive Beag in Glen Coe. All of them needed crampons, ice axes and lots of warm clothes. Spring has not arrived on the mountain tops yet, in fact it is struggling to get a hold anywhere. Embrace the winter conditions and get in one last day of skiing or ice climbing. We'll get the warm weather soon enough and then we will be thinking about the arrival of next winter!
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