UPDATE July 2015: Ken and Hannah are now running Scottish walking, mountaineering and climbing courses for West Coast Mountain Guides.
Not wanting to have FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) after Ken came home and showed me his photos of how good The Curtain (IV,5) was yesterday, it became Scott and myself’s (Hannah) objective for today! The early start was worth it as we were first on the route and just like Ken said yesterday – we had chewy ice and first time placements, winner! Here’s a couple of pics –
Meanwhile, a little further up the mountain, in Coire Na Ciste, I (Ken) was working for West Coast Mountain Guides and climbing Green Gully with Peter. The weather must have been very localised today, as once establish in Green Gully, we were in the clouds all day, until our descent down a nice and snow filled Red Burn.
The ice in Green Gully was good, but surprisingly thin in places and quite brittle or hollow, but completely climbable all the way. Quite a lot of spindrift funnelling down the gully today.