Saturday, 21 February 2015

The Shroud

The Shroud looking good 
The Ben in fine winter condition 
Today I  walked up the Ben with the legend that is Tony Shepherd.   We were keen to tick off the Shroud VI, 6***, which to my surprise Tony had not done.  There has been a lot of snow up there, but the walk around to the route was safe, but hard work.  There was a team in front of us, so we strapped in for the wait and followed on.  The ice on Harrison's was good, but the ice on the Shroud was better.  Superb, steep and featured climbing made the route great fun. Never too hard, with hands off rests everywhere.  The team in front had not been the quickest, so we took a chilled walk back down.  A great day.
Climbing the icicle of the Shroud

Chilling out waiting for the team ahead to clear. Amazing ice architecture. 
Thank Tony for the pics.

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