Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Breaking Trail on Curved Ridge

 Sunshine & snow :)

This week I'm working for Adventure Peaks helping Sebastian prepare for some big climbing plans. After yesterdays success on Ledge Route we upped the challenge slightly with an ascent of Curved Ridge on the Buachaille which gets a grade of III 4 under heavy snow conditions. The sun shone, winds were light and the ridge hadn't been climbed since the last dump of snow giving us a great day out, topping out to a stunning sunset. We descended via Coire Tullich which contained a wee bit of windslab but the worst was easily avoided.
Sebastian getting stuck into the crux corner on Curved Ridge

Both axes blow - about now!!!

 Guy Buckingham topping out on Agag's Groove (VI 7)

 Stunning views across Rannoch Mor

 The exit slopes to below Crowberry Tower

 Sebastian leading up towards Crowberry Tower

 The final few meters to the summit of the Buachaille

Buachaille sunset...

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