Another great couple of days out in the Cairgorms. The weather has been pretty good, despite the metoffice saying otherwise every day!
Today we climbed the short ice pitch of Aladdin's Mirror Direct IV, 4 then continued up Pygmy Ridge IV,5. The ice despite being short and in perfect nick was pretty pumpy. Pygmy Ridge was a great contrast to the ice, sustained and technical mixed climbing. I found it pretty tricky, lots of pick torquing and axe jamming. Fresh powder covering the route did not help.
Yesterday the team (Tom, Chris and myself) climbed Fingers Ridge IV, 4. Nice route, always interesting but never too hard.
|Tom seconding the 3rd pitch of Fingers Ridge|
|Sunset over the cories|
|Tom storming up the ice of Aladdin's Mirror Direct|
|Chris seconding the 1st pitch of Pygmy Ridge|