Tuesday, 30 June 2015

More Glencoe Mountaineering

Out with Ruairidh today. He's been developing his climbing and mountaineering and today we let him find the route to the base of North Buttress on Buachaille Etive Mor before getting on the sharp end as we moved on up. It was wet in the steep chimneys and we pitched some sections with R leading his share. We arrived on the summit in hot heavy mist and probed our way back down to the top of Great Gully Buttress with care. Together we soloed down each preparing 1 of the 2 abseil that make the a more straightforward scrambling descent. 1 heavy shower caught us just before we hit the car but now the sun is out and feeling powerful and I can see the top of Ben Nevis for the first time in ages.
 Ruairidh working on his route finding
 And upwards
 AMI and Rab a great partnership and the Sawtooth Hoody was great today!
 R cruising
 Last bit we pitched
 Dry with views!
 R sorting the second ab on Great Gully Buttress
Clouds seeming to reflect the u shaped glen below

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