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No3 Gully Buttress - February 2013


 Looking up towards Number 3 gully with Number 3 Gully Buttress on the left   Carn Mor Dearg looking vey snowy   Heading for the start of No. 3 Gully Buttress  Heading for the start of No. 3 Gully Buttress, starting to look for a place to belay  The clouds below  Fiona on pitch 1  Pitch 1, the ice to the left would probably take a screw but as we've already used 2 in the belay we've only 2 left for this pitch so I'm hanging onto them for later  Fiona on the traverse approaching an awkward rock/ice step.  Knees being fully utilised  Actually it's not as bad as it looked  Fiona investigating the traverse on the final pitch. It looked desperate so we took the chimney variation instead.  Fiona on the chinmey variation for the final pitch  View from the top  Looking back towards Carn Dearg  The summit  Looking down towards Loch Linnhe   Heading down  Tower Ridge           Just after the half way lochan  Path heading back to the CIC   Walking out