So I eventually moved back to Fort William on Monday and been training or climbing ever since. Trained through the week at the Ice Factor with Sam, Christina and Dave and then we got good weather so it was time to get out. After doing a lecture on Friday night for Lochaber MRT and UHIMC and catching up with some mates we decided to go look at a new route out Glenfinnan direction. Johann ,Dave and myself headed out in stunning conditions to this amazing wee crag. While the boys tried the E5 there ,which I did a wee while back and is likely the best E5 I've done, I tried a direct finish straight up the slab. Turns out its thin, precarious and bold AKA perfect. The one bit of gear at half height and the terrifying crux will be at the very top, really psyched to get back in cooler conditions and try this, I think it's probably E7 territory!
The next morning Dave, Glenda ,Alison and myself had a relatively early start and headed up to do the Carn Mor Dearg Arete on Ben Nevis. The day started off nice and simply got better and better as you'll see from the pics.
On the ridge
The guys on the summit of the Ben
This weekend was one of those that makes all the crap weather in the Highlands worth enduring. The kind that stays in your memory for years. I couldn't have timed my return to the Fort any better.