It was very warm this morning on the west coast with rain showers quickly developing after dawn. Dave and I were keen for a longer mountaineering route so decided to head to 'Curved Ridge' II,3 on Buachaille Etive Mor.
We were quick out of the blocks again this morning, but there was already a team making their way up to North Buttress by headtorch. We had Curved Ridge to ourselves, enjoying a very alpine ascent alternating between bare rock and snow slopes. Despite the lack of snow in the photograph above, plenty remains in the north facing corries and a refreeze will turn everything to neve.
Joel and Tobias climbed Ledge Route independently yesterday and had a great day despite the burly conditions.