The day started of similar to yesterday, with the cloud base hovering just above the glen floor, but it soon cleared up to give a pleasant spring day. Eric had plans to head to Oban this afternoon, so we kept the foot down, and made swift progress up the ridge and soon found ourselves on the summit of Buachaille Etive Mor. We descended Coire na Tulaich, which is still holding a fair amount of snow, which didn’t require crampons today, but like yesterday, an axe was helpful. Only one other team on Curved Ridge, but plenty of people on the summit. Rannoch Wall was damp, but could be dry enough to climb tomorrow!
All the best to Eric with his ascent of the Matterhorn later this summer, these two days in the Highlands will stand him in good stead!
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