Check out this new blog from a friend of mine who's just starting his journey to rock'n'roll stardom, including a dodgy video of me trying to play his new acoustic in the shop, (jeez).
They Say Anyone Can Play Guitar: Finlayson D-1G - My Brand New Guitar: Armed with plectrums in our pockets my friend and I went shopping today - and I got my first guitar . It's a standard dreadnought style acou...
Sunday, 26 February 2012
Sunday, 12 February 2012
|Willy heading up towards No 5 Gully across old avalanche debris.|
|"Wise man of the mountains". Willy taking in the (gloomy) view at the base of the first ramp.|
|We took gear and a rope, but the snow was good and the first ramp was well covered including the small step up near the top which was hardly noticeable.|
|The whole route was well covered, and after the "wall" section which only bare at its very end, the rocky spine opened out into a fine broad arete before the final steeper section.|
|Gordon on the the final section.This is a little steeper but offers no great difficulties with plenty of snow and a brief glimpse of sunshine through the cloud at the top.|
|At the top of the Ledge Route, Carn Dearg, we made our way around to the summit, passing all the gullies and buttresses and attempting to identify them. The easiest is No 4 Gully seen here. Easy because it has it's (in)famous marker post!|
|At this point the cloud lifted to reveal an amazing cloud inversion with views of all the major Ben Nevis landmarks which prompted some frantic happy snapping!|
|There were some amazing and very large overhanging cornices on most gullies. This one on No 3 Gully seems to almost draw you in!|
|Almost alone on the final slopes to the summit plateau.|
|Considering the weather and the busy car park, we expected the summit to be alot busier, although I suppose most climbers avoid it if they can.|
|The Ben Nevis summit shelter surrounded by a sea of snow.|
|Looking over the north face towards Aonach Mor and the CMD Arete (closest). I was trying to create a broken spectre, bottom left, but I couldn't get close enough to the edge to get my shadow inside it!|
Sunday, 5 February 2012
Top of the Tiger chair (Cairnwell), open at last!
The new Baddoch chairlift saves some time getting up to the Cairnwell Cafe.
Looking back across to the Cairnwell and the racetrack from the top of Butcharts Poma.
Caenlochan poma up to Coire Fionn.
Looking somewhere back towards the Spittal from the Caenlochan poma.
Trying to ski and film going down the gully at the bottom of Coire Fionn!