I'm not going to try to cover it up or tell you how good the climbing was today without mentioning the negative points, the billions of negative points called midges. With very light winds, low cloud, light rain and a warm 15C or so the midges were in heaven and Joanna, Emma, Ben and I certainly were not. It quickly became very apparent that it was too midgy to climb so we raced up The Gutter and went home. Sometimes, the elements get the better of you and you have to admit defeat.
Self reliance is a fundamental principle of mountaineering. By participating we accept this and take responsibility for the decisions we make. These blog posts and conditions reports are intended to help you make good decisions. They do not remove the need for you to make your own judgements when out in the hills.