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  • Writer's pictureDavid Buckett

East ridge, Stob Ban

Today i was on the east ridge of Stob Ban in Glen Nevis for Abacus Mountain Guides. A lot of fresh snow had fallen over the last 48hours, which made for knee deep on the approach and waist deep coming down the north ridge.  Hot in the sun it felt very spring like with the weather and full on winter conditions on the ridge.

I was out with Finlay, 14.5 years old for his 1st winter climb and Alpine Guide aspirant and what a day for it. We did 2 pitches to start and then moved together for the rest of the route, crusing up the crux corners.

Hopefully in 10 years time i’ll be contacting him via WinkStar (or whatever the in social media site is) to book with him!

The approach

The ridge

The top

Looking north towards Fort William

Looking south

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