Monday, 23 January 2012

Fiacail Ridge

Today was a guided day for Ben and Chris, with the aim to do something challenging and see how the skills they have been learning can be put to use on quite tricky terrain.  The Fiacail Ridge was the perfect place for this.  After a windy walk up to the difficulties, things soon eased as we kitted up.  The ridge proper was in great winter condition, with everything covered in rime.  We made good progress and covered a lot as we climbed the ridge.  We descended 0.5 and made are way out.  the buttresses looked in excellent condition, and there were many teams on a range of routes.  Aladdin's was the least white, but still had a number of routes in condition.

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