Saturday, 23 January 2010

Busy day on the hills

Great day to be out today. I hear in Glencoe Stob Coire Nam Beith and Stob Coire Nan Lochan were heaving (queter on Bidean). Guy and Rich did Menage a Trois (icet cracks but busy on Ben an Dothaidh). I took James and Julian up Tower Ridge (accompanied by Sal and Ant) and again the guys moved like lightning. I've rarely seen the Ridge quite so plastered- easy climbing but hard to protect unless you know where the gear is in advance.
Plenty of other teams out on routes like Green Gully, NE Butress, Observatory Ridge (multiple teams), someone poking around the base of Point 5, Tower Scoop, the CIC icefalls (getting thinner and a bit chopped up), and the Coire na Ciste burn amongst others.
There were only 2 other teams on Tower Ridge following us up and the weather was mostly fine- just the odd blast of spindrift and misty on top. We descended No.4 Gully (patch of avoidable windslab at the narrows) along with a number of other teams.


Anonymous said...

Hi Al
took some pics from Ledge route today of climbers on tower ridge. I think you may be have been the group in the pics. Cheers for the footsteps all the way up Ledge route. Pic on uk climbing but can e-mail if you like.
Alan Buchan

Alan said...

Cheers Alan, I'll look on UKC