Winter mountaineering and climbing in the Scottish Highlands.
Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Another Classic - Liathach Traverse (Sat 1 Mar)
My best mate Aidan was up from Yorkshire for a long weekend, climbing conditions were poor, so we went for a(nother) classic mountaineering day out that neither Aidan nor Vic had done.
The initial step on to the arete
Aidan on the ridge
Aidan and Matt
Aidan and Matt on the ridge
Mixed weather, a good Scottish winter day. Soft snow on the southern approach slopes to the east end of the ridge, spindrift, low cloud. Firm neve on westerly aspects, a few inches of powder on east aspects, a good track to follow, good company. 8.5hrs road to road.