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Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Gully climbing

 







Accompanied by Carron and Fi we had  damp misty start on the walk in through the wet snow. Fortunately the cloud lifted and weather improved as we headed up towards the Mess of Pottage.
Fi and Carron headed up towards Hidden Chimney but decided to continue up Jacob's Ladder after a quick look at the thin looking traverse onto the Slant. The pair continued on to descend Aladdin's Couloir after the skier and then climbed back up via an icy Runnel.
See Fi's blog for more details here
Meanwhile Kris, Erica and I headed up the gully on a mix of soft wet and firm granular snow putting into practise the past few days ropework as we climbed up towards the blue sky, plateau and the sun's warmth...
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