Sunday, 8 November 2015

Noah...nuff said!

Biblically bad forecast for rain at lunchtime saw Craig and Mark make a plan for a quick hit in the Coe to stretch the legs, burn some calories and get out and about for some fun time.

Craig takes up the story...
"Having never quite got round to doing Dinnertime Buttress in the west end of Glen Coe, I was keen to sort that out and given the forecast, a quick ascent might give us a nice day out.  A quick drive up, already on 'deer watch' saw us head off up the ridge before 9am.  It's a pretty relentless 30-35' slope most of the way up but we made good time to reach the path proper where the rock buttress begins.

The rock was a bit slippery in places and care was always required but it's a lovely route up with terrific views all round the glen.  Higher up, options exist for some fun in a chimney line and we found a nice way all the way to the top on steeper ground.

Near the top, the view west was laden with rain clouds and the wind began swirling around us and in the next 5 minutes, the Jottnar waterproofs were out and taking a serious soaking (2 hrs earlier than forecast) which they did for the rest of the day...a truly challenging day in the wind and rain but great fun nonetheless.

As is our want, we snuggled down on the ridge for soup (Heinz tomato of course) and a sandwich...which it transpired was still on my kitchen worktop!!  The excellent MSR Windboiler worked a treat in the conditions and after a quick bar and cuppa, we were off into Corrie nan Lochan".

A fine day out for Craig and Mark who laughed at the amount of water coming off the hills in various unlikely locations on the drive down.  Noah was no doubt busy today!

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