Sunday, February 19, 2012

Curved Ridge, Buachaille Etive Mor...

John, Tony and I decided to head to Curved Ridge on Buachaille Etive Mor today with the intention of doing a longer mountaineering route.

There is much more snow than pictured - I left my camera at home today!

The fresh snowfall to sea level this morning had left the rocks covered in a thin veneer of powder making progress delicate.  Despite this we made good time, doing some pitching and moving together using the numerous rock spikes for protection.

Matt Spenceley was just ahead of us and there were other parties on North Buttress IV,4.

Up on Ben Nevis the classic ice routes were busy with teams on Indicator Wall, Psychedelic Wall, Smiths Route and Good Friday Climb according to Nats and Ali.  Sadly, there was a serious accident on Zero Gully today.  Details here at the Northern Constabulary site.

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  2. More details of yesterdays tragic events on Ben Nevis can be found at the Lochaber MRT Blog http://lochabermrt.co.uk/blog/ and their Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lochaber-Mountain-Rescue-Team/126730547376157

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