Sunday, January 22, 2012

Curved Ridge, Buachaille Etive Mor...

Scott, Iain, John and Chris along with Matt Stygall and I made an ascent of Curved Ridge II/III,3 today.

Keen to add to many of the skills that we had practiced in previous days we were keen to do a longer route that required us to 'keep the foot down' a little.

Over night a fair bit of fresh snow had fallen, making the initial start to the ridge tricky with delicate climbing in crampons and gloved hands.  High up it was blowing hard, moving snow which will contribute to some slab deposits in the odd location.

We shared the route with Keith Ball and Tim Neill from Plas Y Brenin, working with a team from Cotswold....

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