Sunday, 5 January 2014

Calm before the storm.

With the weather due to deteriorate sometime after lunch Tim and I had a slightly earlier start and headed up the Ben with the plan to get a route done low down and run away before the weather hit. We bumped into Jamie and Rich at the CIC hut and followed their steps up to the foot of the south west ridge of the Douglas boulder. This gave us three great pitches of climbing if very snowy but thanks to Rich and Jamie we didn't have to do much digging. The usual abseil tat on the summit of the boulder was nowhere to be seen, even after digging down for nearly a metre. We were back down to the CIC just as the wind was picking up and the snow started to fall. Today I was working for West Coast Mountain Guides.

Rich and Jamie clearing the way.

Tim getting stuck in.

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