John and I have been out today in Glencoe with Ian, Linda, Neil and Siobhan from Falkirk Community Trust. We traversed the Aonach Eagach from East to West.
The weather was superb with light winds and sunshine throughout the day. Conditions on the route were almost Alpine. The rock was dry and the patches of snow on the ridge were very firm. The turf was very well frozen in the shade and there was some verglas around.
We didn’t put crampons on, but we did use the rope to descend some of the harder snowy areas. If soloing the route, crampons may still be needed for the snowy sections.