Thinking of heading to Glencoe at the weekend, forecast is dry for a few days and light winds. Are midges likely to be an issue on Aonach Dubh?
We went up that way a couple years ago, fully tooled up for the midge war. Head nets, repellant, all the kit.
The horseflies ate us.
Forgot to add that a tick bit onto my pack while we were climbing. Must've thought the sweaty back padding was a good meal.
Given that it's going to get colder I doubt it.
A bottle of repellent doesn't weigh much though.
I live in Ballachulish and the nasty wave of midges is definitely over. They're still around but with some Smidge for both and a headnet for the belayer you'll be fine... Climb fast!
They were still out in the Cairngorms last week
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