The Buachaille – Curved Ridge

Another brilliant day of weather today on the Buachaille, sun and blue skies, and no wind!  We headed for Curved Ridge to look over mountaineering rope-work and skills.  The route required crampons from the start but the steeper rock was dry, generally still plenty of snow cover on there though.

We descended the west ridge of Coire na Tulaich as there are some hefty cornices barring the usual descent spot.  Some very impressive debris down the Coire from the big avalanche a while back.  Thanks to Anne and Mark for another great day out in some of the best weather yet this season (not for ice though!) topped off by a close meeting with some stags on the path out and great views across Rannoch Moor all day…

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Mark Rock Climbing Course

‘Having spend three days in the mountains with Paddy I’ve got to say he’s the best guide I’ve ever worked with. Everything was pitched perfectly for my individual level - the choice of climbs, the balance between learning and mileage on the crag, all suited my level of experience. In three days I went from never having climbed trad to leading VD, seconding HVS+ and ticking off a classic mountain route, all thanks to Paddy’s professionalism and enthusiasm. Can’t wait to get out there again!’