Andrew and I headed up though a very, very wet Southern Highlands to a surprisingly dry but blustery Glencoe to climb Lagangarbh Butress on Buchaille Etive Mor. Freezing level was hovering around the summits with a dusting of fresh snow. We had one flurry of snow low down. Higher up the easy gully lines are complete […]Read more "New Year Scramble"
Lee, Andrew and I had a superb day’s cragging on the the Rannoch wall on Buchaille Etive Mor on Saturday. We climbed Grooved Arête, abseiled back down – an entertaining, 100+ metre abseil passing Agag’s Groove – then climbed Red Slab. A misty start gave way to a lovely, warm spring day.Read more "Rannoch Wall"
Spent the day with the Scottish Widows’ Hillwalking Club bagging the Munros of Buchaille Etive Mor via Curved Ridge – nice and sunny on ascent but a few sharp showers on the ridge between the two Munros. Stephen, Alison, Stephen and I had the ridge to ourselves and we were surprised that we didn’t see […]Read more "Curved Ridge"
? A dry Glencoe let Glenn and I bag some quality mountain Very Severes – the Mappie on Gearr Aonach gave a steep, exposed route – but we were chased off by midgies. A classic Buchaille Etive Mor experience the next day – Rock Climb and Hangover gave two quality routes on the secluded central […]Read more "With Glenn in the Glen"