Yesterday we went to the Buachaille (PYB teams on North Buttress) but after some discussion about conditions low down we ran from the weather and practised the rope work the guys want to see nearer sea level!
Rich was climbing something a bit harder. Max was heading up towards the east side of the Boulder and we headed the same way.
Ice forming but not there yet
Max's team in the spindrift
Busy round the Boulder, far from pleasant squalls and about to get worse!
Up the Gully, down the Gully and on the East Ridge
Storm lashed descent
As reported by the SAIS there were a number of natural avalanches today. The ones out of the Castle Coire crossed the path and almost reached the Allt a Mhuillin. A couple of smaller ones in No.5 Gully caused a team to think better of there plans to do Ledge Route too.
Avalanche debris below the Castle Ridge Gullies
Back East for me early tomorrow morning but here is a little collection of clips from today…
Wild on Ben Nevis from Alan Halewood on Vimeo.