Typically, early season climbing can be higt and miss but if you don't try then you wont know. Alan (71) was keen to get it off to an early start so we opted to dust off the crampons and hit the snow in Glencoe. To my delight, Alan hadn't done Dorsal Arete (II) so I felt this would be a good start to the season.
|Nothing forgotten...we're good to climb|
The snow was really soft but as always the climbing was good. The turf underneath the snow was generally ok but if you pulled too hard on the axes then you may pull some soft turf out. Good thing we have 70 years of climbing experience between us! A team followed us up and they opted to not wear crampons. They made it to my delight!
|Gently on the turf|
|Another bomber belay with good views|
|Good amount of snow to clear|
|Soaking in the views|
|The 'no crampon' team.|
|Exposed belay at the fin|
|Alan happy in the right hand variation|
|What an amazing place to live and work|