The weather then decided to remind us we were on the west coast of Scotland on the 1st. We walked up to Coire Lagan thinking we may do some rope work on the slabs until to wet to continue. Once in the coire we were pleasantly surprised that the horizontal rain was noticeably warmer than on the previous days. An ascent of the Inaccessible Pinnacle had been a very slim plan B but was not looking out of the question. We pushed on to the start of the route, had a 'team talk' again in the bivi shelter and decided to go for it. The horizontal rain, zero visibility and Sean's sound effects made it an atmospheric ascent and one of my most memorable I'd say!
Well done and thanks to all over the 4 days for their enthusiasm.
Its also worth pointing out that there was a serious rock fall on the Cioch on 31st that resulted in one death and a number of casualties, sad news. I believe it was on Cioch Direct so anyone thinking of climbing in that area may want to do a bit of investigating about the state of the route.
More info here - http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=62485
Things to come...
Sean and Andy
Naismiths route, Bhasteir Tooth
Bulge onto Am Basteir
The northern skyline - our traverse
Andy about to finish Naismith's
Sean on Naismiths - gripped!
Andy on Naismith's retrieving the gear
Gilleans West Ridge