Yesterday I was on day 2 of the AMI short roping workshop. Again we headed for Glen Coe and the west face of Aonach Dubh to head up B to F route, but the weather was very different. With gusty winds in the car park and horizontal rain we started the walk up the corrie.
B to F route is a grade 2 scramble but it takes an interesting line through some very impressive buttresses. We first headed up B buttress over some greasy rock and then into the big gully where the long traverse to F buttress starts and is also the approach to some classic rock routes. The traverse in not technical but it is very exposed and you would not want to slip, so it was interesting to see and practice the rope work along it.
We then got to number 4 gully and headed up surrounded by impressive buttresses and rock. We then made our way up the gully and then back across the top of the buttresses and finally descended down A buttress (Dinner time Buttress) and back to the cars (which had been the only cars in the car park all day).
With the gulf stream now where it usually is the wet and windy weather is back up in Scotland as we get the result of the warm moist air cooling which has been brought up from the south-west of the UK.