Saturday, 12 March 2011

North Buttress

Above: Getting stuck into North Buttress

With the wild weather forecast again we headed to North Buttress on the Buachallie. It was a busy day with loads of teams with the same idea, but we managed to work around each other. The route was in excellent condition, but the weather was as wild as predicted with even more snow. dave and Colm led the first 2 pitches between them as I worked above to help clean gear placements etc. I then took over to lead the the crux pitch before we abseiled off.

Above: Leading up the second pitch
Below: Paul and Ronan keeping positive in the ming

Campbell and Andy were behind me, and John had gone to Curved ridge but bailed due to too much snow. Ken had a group on the North Ridge of Stob Ban. The had been quite a bit of snow fall during the day, with 4 inches on the car at 14:30. Conditions will continue to be challenging.

A great few days for everyone despite the challenging weather.

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