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Ascent to Buachaille Etive Mor-Curved ridge on 2017-08-30

Climber: Rickard Colliander

Others in Party:Karin Colliander
Date:Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Buachaille Etive Mor - Curved ridge
    Location:UK-Scotland
    Elevation:2297 ft / 700 m
    Remaining Elevation:1053 ft / 321 m (31% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

We believe we managed to find the Curved Ridge – which did look quite serious – but had to admit defeat to the million midges guarding the mountain. None of us had experienced midges this bad and we literally had them everywhere (including in the mouth, nostrils, ears and eyes) which made it absolutely impossible to focus on the rope work (which would have been necessary at our level).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2297 ft / 700 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Rope
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2297 ft / 700 m
    Route:Curved Ridge
    Start Trailhead:0 ft / 0 m
Descent Statistics



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