"A word on the spot is worth a cartload of recollections"
James Maggs, Southwold diarist 1797-1890

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Day 3: The Buchaille

The next day dawned clear and sunny yet again. Three days of good weather in a row - unheard of in Scotland! After much um-ing and ah-ing we opted to do a route on Buchaille Etive Mhor, the fine mountain dominating the entrance to Glen Coe.

We set out to climb Crowberry Gully (IV) but struggled to find it and, in the end, decided to climb Curved Ridge (II) instead. We weren't disappointed as the climb offered outstanding views over Rannoch Moor.

Here's Nick on the top. The visibility was outstanding, and we could see as far as Jura in the Southeast, Ben Nevis to the North, and the Cairngorms to the East.

Today we were shocked to learn that two climbers died in an avalanche on the mountain, the day after our ascent.

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