Matt and I had a superb day at Creag Meagaidh, climbing the classic V, 5 “Smiths Gully” which was in good condition for axe placements, but the soft ice made the ice screws fairly poor and the route was pretty bold in places.

Matt leading the first pitch of Smiths Gully

Matt briding out on the third pitch of Smiths Gully

Following the third pitch of Smiths Gully

The final steep pitch of Smiths Gully