Wednesday, 10 March 2010

A grand day out in Applecross

We had a weekend out west. A lazy warm day on Saturday was followed by an early cold start for Beinn Bhan in Applecross. The long walk in paid dividends as conditions had benefitted from the refreeze. We were the second pair of 3 on March Hare gully (300m IV,4 **). The bottom section of the first pitch and a couple of smaller steps on the next 2 pitches were a bit thin and drippy, but the rest was superb.

We topped out in 3hrs 45mins, and went to the summit for a well earned lunch. We were down before dark and had dinner in the Kinlochewe. A grand day indeed!