After an unexpected week off I am now back to work for a while. To kick start it off I was working for Abacus Mountain Guides with David who I took up Tower Scoop and Good Friday Climb last spring. In stark contrast to last years Alpine feel the walk into the CIC Hut was windy and wet, more like Scottish winter I suppose? We made our way over to SW Ridge of Douglas Boulder which is a great route at the grade. David who has done allot on ice in the past hasn’t done much on snowed up rock so it was great to see him climb it in good style and get used to moving around on edges and ledges.

Quite a few teams about, Steve and Rab climbed Cutlass, Graeme and Ross climbed the direct start to SW Ridge then went back for the main pitch of Jacknife. A couple of other teams on SW Ridge too which created a traffic jam that in turn made me start rushing resulting in me pinging off a hold. I landed on my feet in soft snow a few feet bellow unscathed but very annoyed with myself. It boiled away in my mind for the rest of the day but lesson learnt.

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