On Saturday (February 2), Andy Nelson, Andy Hogarth and Dave Brown made the first ascent of Dairy Milk (IV,5), which takes a line between No.2 Buttress” and “Left Wall in Stob Coire nam Beith.
“It was a pleasant mixed line giving around 200m of climbing in the alpine idiom,” Andy explained. “The route links snow terraces/ramps via short walls and corners on turfy rock, starting at the V-shaped slab immediately right of Arch Gully, and provided a fine journey with great scenery.
Conditions in the corrie were a little tricky, with unconsolidated snow on buttresses, but the turf margins were frozen with ice forming quite readily. The going was very slow for teams on Diamond Buttress due to loose snow, but Sunday’s thaw should settle things down somewhat.”