After a brilliant day working on rope management, belays and abseils on the Zig-Zags in Glencoe yesterday, Oliver M, Ollie, Simon and myself went to Stob Ban in Glen Nevis, where we climbed the East Ridge of the North Buttress. for Ollie and Simon, this bumped up the technical challenge a notch and gave them their first taste of using two technical axes. Ollie M also had the pair belaying one another both from above and below, allowing them the opportunity to get a feeling for what alternate leading as a pair would feel like.
Ahead of us were Hannah and Rob, who made the most of the tracks we put in on the approach, before jumping ahead on the route, but not without thanking us first for our efforts!
We have a space on our 5 Day Introduction to Winter Climbing Course running 11-15 March, so get in touch if you would like more info: https://www.westcoast-mountainguides.co.uk/…/winter-climbi…/