Sunday, 26 February 2012

Glover's Chimney

Today I was back out with Jason and Willie, despite tired legs we opted for Ben Nevis again. The guys were keen for something of a similar grade to yesterday so I suggested Glovers Chimney (III,4). Conditions were damp again, with freezing level well above the summit and the snow and ice was slowly deteriorating. This meant that I found a brand new ice axe which is now in the post to its rightful owner. The ice pitch at the start was very mushy but still had good ice underneath and the top mixed pitch was fairly bare but had good ice choking the cracks. Jason knocked off a football sized rock from the chimney so be careful out there in the thaw. After getting to the gap, we finished up Tower Ridge and met Gaz and his team as they topped out on White Line. Comb Gully, Number 2 gully buttress, cascade all got climbed too. Today I was working for Abacus Mountaineering.

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