Wednesday, 20 January 2010
19-01-10, Beinn Eighe, Torridon - Winter Walking
Kath, Gaz, Matt and myself made the long walk into Beinn Eighe in Torridon. With no climbing reports for the area we were still hopeful to climb one of the classic buttresses of the Triple Buttress (right). However the thaw has unfortunately badly affected the North-west of Scotland. The freezing level was at about 1000m today and as the buttress came into view our fears were quickly realised. So in order to salvage the day we went up Fuselage Gully I. This turned out to be a great gully climb, made particularly memorable because of the Lancaster Bomber remains from 1952 which provides the crux of the route.
Liathach back corries have very thin ice smears and again little snow. So the classic ice climbs like Poachers are out.