Sunday, 17 March 2013

the right choice

Creag Meagaidh is a funny place when it comes to weather - often on the edge of weather from the west and/or weather from the east.  When we made our plan last night we were going to the Ben today but when we met this morning, we both said "Meagaigh?"

Fran borrowed a light weight helmet today to try it out - as soon as she put it on, there was a "God Fran, that is a horrendous helmet!"

After taking the p**s for some time about the helmet, we swam our way to the bottom of the route - South Pipe Direct IV,4.  I think that I can honestly say that this route is one of the most enjoyable routes that I have ever done - 5 loooooonnnnnnggggggg pitches with a little bit of something on each pitch.

Most definitely topped out into the white room - thankfully with little wind.  For info, there is loads of snow waiting to get moved around when the wind picks up.