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Ice Climbing in Glen Clova

posted 19 Dec 2017, 14:33 by Dominic Williams   [ updated 19 Dec 2017, 14:34 ]
16th December 2017 

After a couple of weeks of chilly weather I'd heard rumours ice routes were forming in Corrie Fee. So a few of us headed up for a return match with B Gully. Conditions were pretty good for this time of year and we made easy work soloing up the gully. We got to the main ice pitch in one piece and here got the ropes out and split into two teams. I got the first lead, possibly the steepest bit of ice I've led, certainly pretty steep for a II. Ben had thought about soloing it but when I brought him up he admitted the rope was a good idea. We hung around at the belay just long enough to see Andrew up. It was a bit parky for hanging around so Ben and I strolled off to visit Mayar's summit and reunited with the others at the top of the Kilbo Path. Made it to the forest by dark and then gingerly had to pick our way down the icey paths by headtorch. Great day out and here's hoping the coming thaw isn't too devastating.

Report by Dave Matthews
Who was joined by Andrew Kesterton, Simon Li, Ben Hughes