Wednesday 27 July 2016

Curved Ridge-dodging the weather bullet

Today I was joined by Keith for a day's mountaineering. We had planned on the Aonach Eagach but with pretty steady rain and a cool breeze forecast I suggested we leave it for a more enjoyable day. So we went to Curved Ridge on Buachaille Etive Mor which gets a lot of shelter from westerly winds. 
Despite a little drizzle around the bulk of the mountain protected us well and we cruised up the Ridge and Crowberry Tower not even needing waterproofs trousers until we summited. The descent was much damper walking into the rain and breeze! There is a picture of a tiny spruce tree that continues to survive climbing to the northwest side of Crowberry Tower. It'll never thrive I fear as its only growing in a couple of inches deep patch of moss!

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