Winter Mountaineering Course - Scotland


ROCK CLIMBING - CUMBRIA (Lakes) (1 to 4 days),
SNOWDONIA (3 to 5 days)

NAVIGATION Courses - CUMBRIA (Lakes) (1 or 2 days)

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Aonach Mor - Web Buttress

The Gondola is open so Simon and I headed up, taking the addittional "soft" option of the chair lift to get us even higher. There were parties walking on ahead of us but a steady walk got us to the top of Easy Gully (Grade 1) with the leading parties. The cornice cap to the gully is BIG so we created a Snow Bollard and abseilled over the lip to walk down the gully to easier ground.
I'd not been to Web Buttress before so we climbed The Web III, sorry but not great in current conditions as gear placements are scarce and hard to find. I suggest waiting until later in the season and after some freeze/thaw action.

Very cold and a healthy cornice at the top.

Further along the crag John climbed Left Twin and placed loads of gear!

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