Raeburn's Arete faces you as you walk up the Allt a'Mhuilinn and is an alluring line. In winter is very rarely holds much snow and ice. This winter it's been covered for quite a while so today it was time to give it a bash with Tony and John.
The climb gave us four very nice pitches of slightly tenuous climbing with occasional rock runners. The position is excellent too with the views into the coires and down to the Great Glen. An easy fifth pitch got us to the First Platform. I dug out a block and we abseiled into Slingsby's Chimney before sliding down towards the CIC Hut.
Matt and team climbed Newbiggin's Far Right Variation and NE Buttress, there were teams on Tower Ridge and The Curtain as well. Orion Face is still buried.