Gayle and Lucy from the Falkirk High Tops Team and I climbed North Buttress on Buachille Etive Mor in Glencoe yesterday (Wednesday).
Crampons and ice axes were needed from 70 metres below the chimneys. There is still large quantities of snow above this.
A small avalanche had released at the top of North Buttress. This combined with the avalanche forecast made it clear that descending Coire na Tulaich would not be an option. Therefore, we descended the ridge to its west from spot height 902m.
It was raining at all levels yesterday.