Sunday, 22 May 2011
Friday, 20 May 2011
Thursday, 19 May 2011
Sunday, 15 May 2011
A quite couple of weeks since my last post. The long spell of sunny dry weather broke over a week ago and since then we've had some heavy rain and even 7/8" of snow on the highest tops. There has been the odd opportunity to go bouldering in the Glen between some of the showers but no other climbing has really been happening. The last two Saturdays I have been up the Ben by the tourist track either as part of a three peaks or just for the day. Last week I was working for Mountain Sense and Yesterday I was working for West Coast Mountain Guides.
Monday, 2 May 2011
Yesterday Alex and I headed up to Carn Dearg Buttress on Ben Nevis to do The Bullroar(HVS5a). This route makes a fantastically wild traverse across the slabs of the Buttress and at times can feel very lonely for the leader as the world drops away from your feet.
Alex starting off out on the traverse of pitch 3.