Lots of fresh snow and far from the perfect conditions to be soloing the route but a great outing and first across Tower Gap. Ascended the Douglas Gap West Gully to avoid the crowds. 1pm top-out and climbed in under 3 hours from Douglas Gap.
Great first winter climb Date Climbed: Feb 6, 2010
My first Scottish winter experience. Good weather (though cloudy at the top) but lots and lots of snow which required to dig out all the placements. Some trickier climbing than expected on the lower part, but we probably didn't take the easiest path.
Car Park at 05:30, CIC hut at 07:30, summit at 14:45 and back down (via the zigzags) at 17:30.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe