The plan for today was to spend most of the day curled up recovering from my birthday celebrations last night but feeling surprisingly fresh (all things considered) i arranged to meet Graham for what would be my first time climbing on real rock since June! We headed up to Gorge Crag and G set off up a route called Conscription E1 5b. This wasn't exactly the nice easy start back to cragging i'd been hoping for and my summer of paddling and injuries really seems to have taken its toll on my climbing. After an awful lot of sweating, swearing and resting on the rope i did however make it to the top (after a fashion anyway)
I'd like to thank Graham for his patience and encouragement. Now, lets get back out there and get some more routes in before the snow arrives!
Last firday my self and Graham decided to take full advantage of the truly foul forecast (90mph gusts, rain and could!) and took a trip out to Creag Meagaidh as neither of us had been before.
We made our way up Creag na Cailliche ridge onto the summit, took full advantage of the conditions by practicing some Nav on the plateau before making a quick, soggy exit back to the car.
Unfortunately the trip home wasn't quite as smooth as our time on the hill and after a slightly over enthusiastic bit of cornering in the wet conditions we found ourselves well and truly in the ditch. Thankfully neither of us were hurt, although the poor car will never be the same again.