Monday, 15 March 2004

Climbing in Glencoe


My mate Nick and I headed up to Scotland for the weekend to brush up our winter climbing skills. Had a great guide, Donald, from Abacus Mountaineering who tooks us back through self-arrests, belays etc. On the second day, in dreadful weather, we set off up the S side of Glencoe to to North Central Gully, Grade I/II. 3 pitches (and a bit) of very steep snow. Crux was getting over a rocky rib on the L to get into a short final gully to the summit. Wind must have been 50mph+ on the summit, not a good place to be belaying Nick up on the last bit. A great weekend, and Donald and co are well recommended.

***Imported from old blog***

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