Last Post (V,5), Creag Meagaidh - My first Scottish V
With routes reportedly in condition at Creag Meagaidh James and me went to investigate. The morning didn't start well when we succumbed to a flat tire in the car park, which we changed before starting the trek into the coire. Our late departure of 9.45am from the car park was at least compensated by excellent conditions on the trail, the walk-in taking only 1 hour 45 minutes.
|The walk-in (Last Post pictured left)|
The temperature was maybe a couple of degrees above freezing today but Last Post looked in excellent condition. The cloud was low and a strong wind was scouring the Inner Coire. Neither of us had climbed a grade V but Last Post looked irresistible and so today seemed as good as any for a first attempt. The only other team in the vicinity had headed into the Inner Coire and so we had the Post Face to ourselves.
|Climbing Easy Gully to Last Post|
|James leading the first pitch of Last Post|