Ascent to Fionn Bheinn-NH 16070 62156 on 2018-02-15

Climber: Steve Smith

Date:Thursday, February 15, 2018
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Fionn Bheinn - NH 16070 62156
    Elevation:2589 ft / 789 m
    Remaining Elevation:472 ft / 143 m (15% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

A week of new experiences with Jon Glew.
Earlier in the week on Maol Chean-dearg we learned what could be achieved in what was described as full on winter conditions.
Today we learned what we could not achieve and more importantly recognising our limits 1.4km from summit of Fionn Bheinn.
Visibilty down to 2m for lead person (5m behind) 30 - 40 mph wind, snow and spindrift straight in our faces and unable to determine what was up or down.
Unable to navigate safely or reliably we jointly more or less at the same time decided to turn round and head back.
Another great day on the hill but mixed feelings about ending a day without any ticks.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2589 ft / 789 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2589 ft / 789 m
    Start Trailhead:0 ft / 0 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Steve Smith
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