Tuesday 24 January 2012

Damp on Ledge route

Out for a mountaineering skills day on Ben Nevis today. Steve, Will and I headed for Ledge Route seeing both Mike and Kenny heading off with clients to look for ice.
We kept well to the right on the wall of No.5 Gully to access our line. This kept us out of the deep porridge like snow in the bed of the gully. Then we used the route to look at various different rope techniques that can be used on mountaineering ground in winter. Steady claggy rain and soft snow all day but beware the Red Burn was still very firm under the soft couple of inches of fresh snow.
A wild one tomorrow... Plan B I think.

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