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Sgorr Dhonuill - Dragons Tooth

Sgorr Dhonuill - Dragons Tooth


Postby johnrich » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:53 pm

Munros included on this walk: Sgorr Dhonuill (Beinn a'Bheithir)

Date walked: 01/02/2012

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 6 km

Ascent: 975m

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Day 3 of the winter skills course.
More gullies :D
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I lead up the gully after Mike and set up sunken axe belay.
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Then it's Scott's turn to lead as I belay.
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Scott set's up his sunken axe belay.
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From the gully we moved together along the ridge.
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Then came the abseil down from the Dragons Tooth :shock:
My first abseil :lol:
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After that it was a pretty straight forward walk up to the summit.
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Me at the summit :D
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Job done so it's time to head off back down the normal route to the car, or so I thought!!
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Mike decided that we should get used to abseiling and showed us how to make a snow bollard :shock:
I have to say it is surprising how it all works and great fun as well :D :D
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Finally we headed back to the car, finishing with a well deserved beer in the Grog and Gruel
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Re: Sgorr Dhonuill - Dragons Tooth

Postby kevsbald » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:49 am

Love the shot of the ridge and summit. Very nice.
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Re: Sgorr Dhonuill - Dragons Tooth

Postby Gable Gable End » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:56 am

Cracking stuff!
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Re: Sgorr Dhonuill - Dragons Tooth

Postby quoman » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:00 pm

lovely report and excellent photo's i canny imagine how that rope holds :? in the snow hold thing :lol:
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