Friday 20 March 2009

Last day with Joe and Matt

Last day of the Intro. Winter Climbing Course at Glenmore Lodge and it was a scorcher! It was time for Matt and Joe to get out on the sharp end so we headed in to Coire an t Sneachda looking for something fairly straight forwards for them to lead. Central Gully was clear so we jumped into that. Matt has led single pitch climbs in summer before but Joe had never led at all. They did well moving quickly and easily up the Gully into the baking sun on the plateau. We had time to nip down the goat track and head over to solo Aladdins Couloir. Its been a lean springlike week (today was 18 degrees at Glenmore) with only easier gullys complete and plenty of loose rock. Next week it looks like a return to winter with more snow due though! Before that I'm on Ben Nevis tomorrow for a mountaineering day with Davey and Heather.

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