were half a mile from Glenmore Lodge.
With unfortunate timing we arrived at the access road just as a
bottleneck had ocurred further along - a situation compounded by an
apparent lack of reversing ability by two drivers.
We got here in the end though and a flurry of activity ensued. We're
now kitted out with all of the gear we'll need, but our crampons have
not yet been adjusted. Despite instruction to return to stores at
8.30pm for that purpose I was resolute that I had to eat before I did
I now sit here with my second dinner. The first was nice, but having
tipped it in sideways I was still hungry so beat last orders by
moments for my second plate of food.
Although it was drizzling as we arrived conditions look promising for
our purposes with a good foot of snow lying, and - even better - the
forecast looks reasonably dry for the weekend.