Friday, 29 March 2013

28.3.13 - Dorsal Arete II,3 with Andy and Amanda

Yesterday I headed up the hurt lochan for a wee solo on Dorsal Arete as the weather was good and I didnt wanna waste a good day.  Knowing that my friends Andy and Amanda were heading for Dorsal Arete II,3 , I caught up with them just below the plateau and once on the route solo'd up in front of them to provide Andy, who'd never taken a novice out in winter before with the odd bit of advice and to point out the belays/protection options.  After Andy and Amanda made short work of the route, we headed to the summit of Stob Coire nan Lochan and then back down Broad Gully.  A very productive day for all involved, well done guys!

Andy looking confident on P1

setting up the initial belay 

Andy brings Amanda up to a good stance below the crux

Andy making short work of the crux fin on Dorsal Arete II,3

Amanda's turn to tackle the fin!

Job Done!

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