Ive not done much climbing since Bosigran but I have certainly been busy. We have finally made the move to Fort William and what a weekend to do it – the sun was splitting the sky’s! Since moving up its been full throttle with a day out re-learning multipitch rescue scenarios with Craig and Al plus an inspirational day out with Kev who made a first ascent of his new route Arrakis Taught E3/4 (5c)……..

Monday morning, 0420 the alarm is going off. Usual for a mid-winter tick but for Kev who wanted optimal rock conditions this was essential. We met up with Dave and Sean so I knew what Kev was about to attempt was going too be pretty important. As it turns out Kev didn’t go for his intended repeat of Pallor E7/8 but instead, consolidated with a superb new E3/4 up a lovely steep slab that Kev made look easy! A great day to be out and see how its done!

Read Kevs blog for a super report and impressive pictures…

Kev practising the very serious Pallor and Sean getting the angle right

Kev practising the very serious Pallor and Sean getting the angle right

Dave trying something 'sketchy'

Dave trying something ‘sketchy’