Thursday, January 17, 2008

Home in time for tea and medals.

Today, it was a case of making the best of the conditions. I was out with Davey today who only last week had surgery on his elbow, whilst my surgery on Tuesday to have my wisdom teeth out means none of us were up for a major difficulty day. With an approaching warm front, we opted to make a quick dash up to Meall Gorm on Applecross. The beauty of this corrie is that you can drive right the way into it, and therefore be at the foot of the climbs a tiring 15minutes from leaving the car.
The temperature rose slowly from Inverness at –2 to a steady 5 when we left the car. Still the crag looked white and we opted for the complete gully of Mono Six Track Blues, a steady II snow plod!
The line of the route is the right hand of the two gullies. A nice looking line from the car!

The climb itself was pretty non descript but the snow had consolidated in the gully and was not too bad.

After topping out we took in the summit cairn and nipped back to the car, to be home in Inverness in time for tea and medals, for the wounded! A good day out and a handy venue for a short day.

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