Wednesday, 20 February 2013

20.02.13 - Dorsal Arete with John

After guiding John on a few routes in the Alps last summer, he was keen to have a go at something a bit more challenging.  We chose Dorsal Arete II,3 in Stob Coire nan Lochan for Johns first winter climb.  Conditions in the lochan today were very cold and very claggy, climbing in a white out for most of the day.  John did very well on Dorsal and tackled the crux fin in fine style.  From the top of Dorsal we headed to the summit of Stob Coire nan Lochan, 1115m.  We then descended Broad Gully before walking back down the hurt lochan to the car.  A very enjoyable day out on the hill, and well done to John!

John getting ready to get on it!

John enjoying the route

Nearing the crux fin

Me, leading the crux fin

On the exit slope

John on the summit of Stob Coire nan Lochan

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