Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Full on conditions on North Buttress.

Pete is a very keen climber and has some Lakes winter under his belt but today was about sampling some Scottish winter, he didn't just get a sample of it, he got a full taste of it, in the face, over and over again. With the avalanche conditions, strong winds and more snow forecast, we headed for North buttress on the Bauchaille. After a great deal of wading and swimming we finally managed to get to the route, which gave us three great pitches of  IV,4 and a whole lot of weather. We abseiled back down the route to avoid topping out into the strong winds and we weren't alone today, as was expected but we all managed to share the route without getting in each others way, too much. A great effort from Pete and although we got a battering, I know he will be back. 




He's down there, somewhere!




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