Thursday, 3 March 2011

No. 3 Buttress, Ben Nevis

After hopes of a colder day the freezing level was again just above the tops. Still plenty of ice and snow higher up, just a bit damp today.

Due to the warm temperatures ice was falling down and the softer snow on the move. We decided to head onto a semi-direct version of No. 3 Buttress. Rock belays positioned under safe buttresses were taken. Some nice ice was found, with only the top inch being wet and a bit rotten.

It seemed some people found sun on the Ben today, unfortunately the Ciste wasn't good enough and remained shrouded in mist.

I was working for Jagged Globe today.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Gareth, thanks again for an awsome day on No. 3 Buttress! Do you have copies of the photo's from this trip, or didn't they come out? Hope all is well with you. Cheers Malcolm