Wednesday, 26 May 2010

A bit of Central Gully and Pygmy Ridge - 26th May

The weather forecast looked promising, sunny intervals and cold, so Ron and I walked in to Coire an t-Sneachda to see what gullies would be fun to climb. Central Gully gave us some great snow and then we traversed across to Pygmy Ridge looking for warm, dry rock.
Crampons and axe stowed away and I started up the first pitch grumbling somewhat about numb hands and hot aches. As I began to climb the sun was shining then the showers came in and we had a mix of hail, gusty wind and sun. It felt a wee bit like an early winter season route as the rime was forming on the rocks and dribbles of ice were appearing.
And this is late May?
For more pictures and Ron's video clip, click here
Off to Skye at the weekend and hoping for warm weather and dry rock!


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