Ken: Happy New Year to you all, I hope that despite current restrictions that you still were able to enjoy the festive season.
Today, I caught up with Steven and we decided to go for a bit of an adventure in Glenshiel, on Aonach Air Chrith, a crag that I've been meaning to explore for some time. Throughout the day we were treated to the most amazing light show, which served as an excellent reminder of why we live in the Scottish Highlands.
We climbed Boa Constrictor, which was good fun, but involved quite a bit of pokey climbing, as the snow wasn't quite consolidated enough and finding good axe placements took some time. With a bit of a thaw and refreeze, it would be much more secure and enjoyable. The highlight of the route was pitch 3, which takes a cunning ramp up to the left and passes beneath a chockstone.
We descended the north ridge, which in itself is a short, yet fun grade I mountaineering ridge.
We heard teams on Druim Shoinnach, which is also a fun venue.