Sunday, 9 January 2011

You win some and you lose some.

I woke up at 5.30am this morning to some very heavy snow falling in Corpach. In the space of an hour about 2 inches had settled. Our plan today had been to head to the Ben to have a look at Cutlass (VI,7) on the Douglas boulder. I was climbing with Tony and Ken today and this route was Tony's choice, who was more than happy to take the crux. Unfortunately even the four wheel drive minibus couldn't make it up the Ben track and after an eventful hour of trying to get the van back down the track, without rolling it in the ditch we were already wet as the snow had now turned to sleet. So we decided to cut our losses and head home. At about 10am the sky cleared and the summit of the Ben looks like it has a lot of fresh snow and with more forecast over night the next couple of days might be a bit interesting higher up. A day of sorting tomorrow so I'm not out on the hill. I've included a photo from Kens camera yesterday looking down the route from the top of the difficulties.

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