Friday, 1 January 2010

Steall Falls





Well my New Year's resolution is not to oversleep and forget my ice screws. Rich and I went for a morning climb of Steall falls today. The Nevis was still frozen solid under the wire bridge and although there was a lot of water running there was also plenty of ice around. As we kitted up I realised I'd been a numpty and left the screws at home... So I took the ropes for a walk up the first pitch and brought Rich up. Then we just coiled them up and soloed the rest- great fun and a real mixture of chewy and brittle ice. We abseiled down and chatted to a group of Glasgow University Moutaineering Club members starting up the Falls.
On our way down the Glen we realised that there was an awful lot of ice in the Lower Falls.... so we stopped the car, abseiled in off of the bridge and climbed up the frozen staircase providing entertainment to lots of passersby.
all the best for 2010.


8 comments:

Steve G. said...

Hi Al and a Happy New Year to you and yours and all we know in Lochaber. Love your video of the Steall Falls. Am very jealous and getting more and more keen to move your way.

Take care!

Anonymous said...

Nice video Al..what was the first music played?

Cheers and keep up the great site - very helpful to us southern softies (eh Glasgow!)

Craig

Alan said...

It's 'Loser' by Beck.
Al

Highland said...

Nice one guys. Good to see Steall Falls plastered in ice...and you going up it. I was the solo walker who met you at the lower falls and sat down for lunch watching you climb.

There's a handful of pics of the pair of you on my Flickr site, feel free to use them if you want. http://www.flickr.com/photos/highlandsc/4238382986/in/set-72157623122160958/

Also a vid at my YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-wwpWqzK5M

Scott

Anonymous said...

Nice post, kind of drawn out though. Really good subject matter though.

Anonymous said...

Nice post, kind of drawn out though. Really good subject matter though.

Anonymous said...

Do you even speak English? Seriously, wall of text crits me for 99999k.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's crazy man. They should really try to do something to fix that.