The coire was stuffed full of smooth snow, not a single boulder poked its nose.
Red Trousers and his partner had stopped on the flattening, which was quite a long way from the climbing.
The couple are thinking about expanding their family.
“If a traditional home is one that is filled with lots of love and poop jokes, no sleep, schedule books filled with more kids’ social events than adults’ and lots of yelling over who touched who first…then I have a very traditional family.” Though she was once unsure about the idea of remarrying, Sandra said that she definitely sees herself “in a committed, safe relationship where there is lots of love and laughter” with “‘making memories’ No.
1 on the to-do list.” Looks like she’s definitely found that with Bryan!
Red Trousers pulled the final steep slope, (which I call Heartbreak Hill) leading into the coire.
As I topped Heartbreak Hill, the sight was one to behold.
Now, being old, I don’t remember, have I mentioned that the Duel has an off-width and in the guidebook description it suggests the use of a massive cam to protect the off-width. But with my weary head hung low, almost looking away, skulking some may say, I quietly shuffled past.
After passing Red Trousers I followed another teams steps for as far as possible.Another reason to publish this bit of writing is to try and remind myself of how it used to be, and for me to try to be humble.We all start somewhere and we all climb at different levels and that’s fine, it is only climbing after all.With this in mind, and because Red Trousers and his mate were obviously undecided on their route, I bumbled, following their track, until passing close by.It was then I heard them mention the climb Tim and I were here to try, a climb called The Duel.The red line is the line Tim and I climbed, (first winter ascent on the 16th December 17 by Murdo and Iain Small) which basically covers the crux of the Duel into an E1 called En Garde, ramping up the sustained nature of the whole climb, but does not need a massive cam!