|Starting up pitch 3|
|Davie seconding pitch 3|
|Another team topping out|
|Davie glad of a warm jacket!|
|I was also enjoying the belay jacket!|
|Finishing up the main pitch of Comb Gully|
We climbed down Tower gully (I) which was actually quite awkward as there was a lot of fresh powder covering some large stepped out sections of neve. The calves were burning a bit by the time we reached Gardyloo but were keen to press on while the weather was good.
|Descending Tower Guly (I)|
|The exposed traverse underneath Gardyloo buttress|
|Heading towards the chockstone|
|Great decorations hanging down at the belay!|
The cave/tunnel pitch of Gardyloo was probably the most bizarre bit of climbing I've done. As it narrowed I took off my rucksack and clipped it to a sling to drag up after I escaped the tunnel. With no room to swing the axe I slowly wriggled through the exit tunnel and squeezed out back into the gully. Great fun if a bit weird! Another great view at the summit, and a Red Burn descent back to the car.
It looks like the weather is changing a bit now and I have to admit, it's been a superb season for me. Not quite time to hang up the tools just yet but if it was I'd be quite satisfied with how this winter has gone.