Friday 4 March 2011
Day 5 of my softshell week
Down the Goat Track on soft snow and we chatted a few other folk at the rescue box before racing up to Aladdin's Mirror Direct to take advantage of a brief gap in the queue so the lads could experience some steeper ice. I thought my luck was in as I came over the top to find a BD Express Screw and extender in situ- unfortunately this turned out to belong to one of the chaps on the Guides Winter Test and he pinged me at the Lodge later to get it back. Oh well.
We still had 45 minutes left before we needed to leave the coire so we used the time constructively to look at snow anchors to round off the 5 day Intro to Winter Climbing course i've been working at Glenmore Lodge. Top weather, top effort from Eoin and Tom, top week!
2 more days Winter climbing with a client in the 'Gorms this weekend. See you in the 'people's coire'!