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19 March 2006: Glovers Chimney, Ben Nevis Winter Route Winter 2005/2006
It was Donalds stag do weekend in Fort William, and Saturday was spent doing stag do things: go karting, paint balling, and of course the odd drink. The weather was beautiful on Saturday and would have been a great day in the hills, but we had such a laugh (despite the injuries incurred) it didn't matter.

A not too early rise on Sunday saw Duncan and myself heading up towards the CIC hut on a damp and miserable morning. However, we more or less walked out of the mist into decent weather, much to our surprise. We headed for Glovers Chimney which was quite straightforward apart from the chimney section below Tower Gap, which saw a lot of back and footing up the walls, resulting in the loss of yet another bite valve from my playtpus tube. Considering Duncans hardest route to date was Ledge Route, this was a bit of an eye-opener, and he did really well.

After the late start and being held up a bit, time was getting on but we managed a superb bumslide down to the lochan from the bottom of number 4 gully, and only had to put the torches on below the CIC hut.

Duncan in the difficult chimney.
Duncan on the walk in.
The party just ahead of us on the first pitch of Glovers Chimney
The party in front of us, with the leader crossing Tower Gap.
Go karting with a spectacular backdrop.
Donald (the groom)
Robin (the best man) who had stuck his head up a few times too often.
All the guns had run out of gas by this stage...
12 March 2006: Skiing, French Alps Skiing Winter 2005/2006
26 February 2006: Daim Buttress, Aonach Mor Winter Route Winter 2005/2006
25 February 2006: Rois Bheinn, Moidart Walk Winter 2005/2006
18 February 2006: Ordinary Route, East Buttress, Beinn Eighe Winter Route Winter 2005/2006
04 February 2006: Raeburns Gully, Lochnagar Winter Route Winter 2005/2006
28 January 2006: Canisp Walk Winter 2005/2006
21 January 2006: Forsaken Gully, Lochnagar Winter Route Winter 2005/2006
14 January 2006: Derry Cairngorm Walk Winter 2005/2006
08 January 2006: Morven Walk Winter 2005/2006
07 January 2006: Eagles Rocks Walk Winter 2005/2006
03 January 2006: Crows Nest Crack, Coire an Lochain Winter Route Winter 2005/2006
02 January 2006: Western Rib, Coire an t-Sneachda Winter Route Winter 2005/2006
01 January 2006: The Haston Line, Coire an t-Sneachda Winter Route Winter 2005/2006
31 December 2005: The Escalator, Hells Lum Winter Route Winter 2005/2006
29 December 2005: Winter Corrie, Glen Clova Walk Winter 2005/2006
27 December 2005: Beinn Ghlas / Ben Lawers Walk Winter 2005/2006
17 December 2005: Perserverance Rib, Lochnagar Winter Route Winter 2005/2006
10 December 2005: Southern Cairngorms Walk Winter 2005/2006
29 November 2005: Glenshee Skiing Winter 2005/2006
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