Sunday, 5 February 2012

Golden Oldie

Sue enjoying the security of her new axes!

This week I'm out climbing with regulars Sue & Jude. With some new sharp climbing axes to play with we headed up to the west face of Aonach Mor for the classic grade II Golden Oldie. However 2 pairs of crampons between 3 did increase the challenge somewhat! There were a couple of other teams enjoying the ridges which were holding a surprising amount of snow which made climbing pretty time consuming but we timed it well arriving back at the top station just in time for the last gondola.

Scott Kirkhope's team digging their way Western Rib (III)

Lots of deep snow to play with...