Saturday 20 December 2014

Social climbing...

Today it was back to the West face of Aonach Mor but with a crowd of friends. The gondola at Nevis Range was open this time making the wok in a bit easier and conditions turned out to be great! We had neve, ice and frozen turf, the rocks were well rimed and a foot would stick anywhere. The repeated thaw freeze cycles had only done this part of the hill good and the 6 of us soled and roped our way rapidly Golden Oldy getting back to the cafe for cake and a Christmas beer (not the drivers though) in under 5 hours. Top fun!
 Iain on the approach
 Rich lapping up the perfect conditions on the crux
 Iain hamming it up for the camera
On the narrows
 Clearing conditions
 Great way to spend a day
A great mountaineering route
Gill on the last step
An appropriate finish at The Pine Martin cafe

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