Sunday 13 December 2009

Curved Ridge

Today, Neal and I took eight pupils from The Glasgow Academy to Buachaille Etive Mor, to climb Curved Ridge, along with Gavin, the new Deputy Rector. It was bitterly cold at Lagangarbh but the snowline was quite high- despite patches of water ice from the carpark we didn't put crampons on until we were above the corner at the rockfall from last year. The weather was stunning throughout the day with great views to the north and Ben Nevis. We were glad of our axes and crampons as we skirted Crowberry Tower on bullet hard neve. I hear there were a number of incidents involving slips in Broad Gully and other areas in Glencoe today (nothing life threatening I believe/hope) but it serves to indicate how slippery things are at the moment- especially after yesterdays tragedy at the Lost Valley Bridge. Take care with your fun folks.

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