Vanishing Gully Take 2

Due to all the snow the walk in to the Ben took much longer than normal. The forrestry comission had closed the road to the top car park plus the snow had covered the path which meant there was lots of wading through deep snow to get to our route. There was lots of teams on the Orion and Minus faces plus a long queue at Vanishing Gully.
We started late though so we didn't get caught up in the traffic too badly. The ice was in great condition and we had access to probably the best belay ever on a winter route, which kept us out of the wind and the constant spin drift avalanches. The only problem was leaving the comfort of the cave.

Craig entering the Carlsberg belay stance

Trudging into the Ben

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