Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Fluted Buttress Direct

Blue sky and sunshine again! Wearing sunglasses on the walk in to Coire an t-Sneachda is becoming a habit. The corrie itself was beautifully blanketed with snow and our route, Fluted Buttress Direct, had a lot of snow on it, very little good ice and was a great place to be on such a lovely day. We did get showered with spindrfit at times which added contrast to the day.

The climbing was, for me, tricky but it was interesting to work out where the little rock ledges were that a cramponed foot could be delicately placed to allow a step up. The axes generally pulled through the soft snow so the climbing was "all in the feet" to quote Ron.

For photos and a video clip have a look at http://www.talisman-activities.co.uk/blog/mountain_diary.htm


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