Above us, Niels took Meirion up Vanishing Gully. This was Meirion’s first grade V route, so a great way to finish his five days up here. We then followed Niels and Meirion, by also making an ascent of Vanishing Gully. The crux pitch, whilst steep, has great hooks and footholds all the way up the steepest section. The peg belay, however, is not so great, and definitely needs backing up with ice screws.
It’s been a great week up at the hut, and despite some rather windy conditions, we’ve managed to duck and dive and have climbed some interesting routes, both classic and esoteric, all over the mountain. A huge thanks to Graham, Ivo, Pete, Meirion and Niels for putting in heaps of effort and enthusiasm throughout the week!