White Caterpillar Direct

The team and I have been out at Beinn Udlaidh today where we climbed White Caterpillar Direct. As well as climbing the route described in the guidebook we climbed a direct start via a nice blue ice bulge.

The route was in good condition but the cornice is worth mentioning. To finish the route I made a thirty metre traverse with no protection to find an easy way through. I then redirected the ropes above the lads who climbed over the cornice directly. It was overhanging and more than one body length.

The corie was busy with many of the classics getting climbed.

Snow being transported behind the lads in the strong winds.
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