Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Aonach Mor in the sunshine.


I met up with Matt and Jo this morning at Nevis range at 10am. A nice lazy start for me as Jo didn't finish work till 9am but both of the lads had to be back to start work at 5pm so we were planning on a quick blast. Unfortunately the quad chair wasn't running due to the winds so our window for climbing was now even smaller. We walked up to the summit into a cold and biting southerly wind and finally got high enough to see some sun. We geared up and abseiled into Easy gully along with Ed and Max who were out with clients from Jagged globe. It was now after midday, so as we traversed along the bottom of the crag we saw teams on Whiteshark/Aquafresh and could see a team on Morwind. knowing it would probably be busy around the twins area too we spotted an empty and partially sun bathed Tunnel Vision. Decision made and we climbed it in 3 pitches with the middle being the crux but with solid axe placements all the way although not fantastic for screws but well worth a visit for the grade. We topped out into the sun and fantastic views across the whole of Lochaber. A quick bite to eat and back at the cars for 3pm. It was a nice day to be out no matter what you were doing today and looks set to continue for another couple of days.

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