Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Turquoise Gully

Ian Bringing up Rob and Chaz
Nice ice
Ian leading to glory

On the summit of  Meall Gorm

Great place to top out!
Short walk in, how about 5 seconds..?! Today we went to Meall Gorm for a short approach day and on arrival found some roadside ice. This was perfect for the team to refine their technique and practice some more with ice screws. I set up a couple of ropes and the guys practised climbing grade III and IV ice. After massive improvements to their technique, we made the 10 minute walk in the the base of the brilliant Turquoise Gully (III). One main tricky pitch gave access to some great easy climbing. Ian took over for the last pitch and led the team to glory and we were rewarded by panoramic views and a great finish to the day. Before tea and cakes we all built some abolokov threads and hung off them. Another great day in the North West. Last day tomorrow and the forecast looks great!

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