Saturday, 19 April 2008

Glencoe and Ben Nevis, 16th &17th April

Jamie B and Lorenzo had planned a traverse of the Aonach Eagach on Wednesday but found it somewhat bare of snow and had an easy day on Curved Ridge instead. Conditions were “alpine”; crampons and axes only being employed on the top half of the route, and not at all by a surprising number of people coming up the grade I slope at the top of Coire na Tulaich!

On Thursday the pair turned their attentions to the Ben and climbed Two-Step Corner (V,5). The morning was quite blustery with a biting easterly wind but this corner of Coire na Ciste was relatively sheltered. The route was in great nick with first time placements, interesting climbing and a monster cornice to out-flank. Teams also seen on Quickstep, Diana and Boomers Requiem. Loads to go at if the nights stay cold!

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