The Paramedic


Today Adam and I headed into a very wind Sneachda. We headed for Aladdin’s buttress and did a route called The Paramedic VII/7. This was an awesome route with some good but thin ice on the first pitch which made it hard to protect, but Adam kept his head together on the thin sections and made it look easy. He ran pitch one and two together which made a good 55m pitch to the bottom of the top groove. I led the last pitch which headed up a thin crack at the back of a steep groove with a capping roof at the top. It was hard to find gear as the groove was home to a lot of snow and ice but when the gear was found it was good. The roof was good fun and left you in an awesome position when turning it. It was a good day on a good route even though the wind was epic on the plateau and on the decent.

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