Wednesday, 28 May 2014

28.5.14 - Curved Ridge with Andy and Pae

Today I was out on Curved Ridge on Buachaille Etive Mor in Glencoe with Andy and Pae.  When I met the guys off the bus in Glencoe it was raining and had been for a wee while and I was not looking forward to a soaking, but thankfully the rain stopped and the sun came out to play.  The route itself was bone dry, although the same could not be said for the approach!  Curved Ridge is one of my favourite days out, summer or winter.  We made good progress up to the base of Crowberry Tower before scaling the South Ridge and having lunch on the top enjoying views of the Ben.  After a bite to eat we made our way down into Crowberry Gap and onwards to the summit of Stob Dearg, where a cheeky raven expectantly hung around unaware we had already eaten!  A careful descent down Coire na Tulaich (loose and still partially snow covered path which we chose to avoid!) seen us back at the car with all having had a great day!

Pae and Andy in the Great gully

Andy enjoying the approach to Curved Ridge

Pae gains the ridge proper after the first steep section

Moving up Curved Ridge

Pae on the last few moves up Crowberry Towers South Ridge

Lunch on the top of Crowberry Tower

Pae happy on the summit of Stob Dearg

Cheeky Bastard

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