Thursday, 10 March 2011

North Buttress, Buachaille

Today I was out with just Peter. Again a windy snowy day. We opted for North Buttress with the intention of abseiling back down the route, so avoiding wind and snow higher up.

This offers some great mixed climbing. There was a mixture of snow on the route, from crusty snow from Tuesday to fresh graupel (and lots of it) from today. When we walked out fresh snow was just starting to stick to the road.

Sounds like there are significant accumulations of snow high up but also many scoured slopes on the West Faces making for safe and pleasant climbing.

More Photos

Today I was working for West Coast Mountain Guides
Kath was out for Sea 2 Summit with Angus. Today they ascended the Zig Zags keeping out of the wind.


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