Sunday, 23 January 2011

Curved Ridge, Buachaille Etive Mor - 22nd January 2011

We had a great day on the Buachaille. The weather was much better than forecast and the day was well worth the early start. Simply stunning. There didn't appear to be much snow from this angle, but appearances can be deceptive!

Jeanie above the first steep section of the ridge. In the far background the sun is shining over the Mamores and the Grey Corries. A beautiful day.

As we continue up the ridge the exposure increases.

Jeanie arriving at the 'lunching spot' on Curved Ridge. In the background is Beinn a'Chrulaiste where Elke was compleating her round of the Corbets along with other members of the Ochils Mountaineering Club.

Stuart contemplates the next steep section ahead. If you look closely other climbers can be spotted 2/3 of the way up.

Stuart working his way up the steep section, this part is perhaps the crux of the route.

A view over to Beinn a'Chrulaiste. If the picture is expanded you can just see the last Corbet party for Elke's compleation.

Looking down the ridge to Jeanie. Other climbers can be seen just below Jeanie and also further down the ridge.

Nearly there. On the final slopes leading to the summit of the Buachaille.

Jeanie on the summit of the Buachaille. The clouds are starting to thicken up but still superb views all around.

Stuart looking towards the Ben and the Aonachs whilst on the descent down Coire na Tulaich.

1 comment:

  1. What can I say, goose pimple stuff! What a rush that must be! LOVE the pics!