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|Onich, New Year 1994|
Lots of us staying at Cuilcheanna House again.
Guests included Liz, Jim, Howie, Chris Sly, Simon Mylius, Mike, Lucy, Mike Barker, Dave Barker, Simone.
Tue 28 Dec 1993
From Mamore Lodge up to Coire an Lochain. Jim and I continued through deep snow to the summit of Sgurr Eilde Mor . Excellent descent by plastic sledge.
Thu 30 Dec 1993
An attempt at the Ring of Steall with Liz and Howie? The climbing conditions weren't good and we struggled up through deep snow and scrubby woods, southwest from the wire bridge. Eventually we reached the northeast ridge of Sgurr a Mhaim and a spectacular, narrow snow arete. We continued along the Devil's Ridge to Sgor an Iubhair, where we decided we didn't have time to complete the Ring in these conditions. I don't remember which way we came down.
Fri 31 Dec 1993
Sron Na Lairig, 300m, II, with Jim (his first winter climb). Howie, Chris and Simon were following us but decided to turn back before the final steep runout to gain the ridge. Jim's explanatory shout, "The Danger Boys are turning back", managed to disuade another party, too. Once on the ridge the route was narrow, but more straightforward. We carried on to Stob Coire Sgreamhach and Bidean Nam Bian . The summit was a good place to be, but we didn't have much daylight left so we headed quickly down to the northwest.
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