It was me and the boyz: 4 of us headed up Elgood – that was just for starters.
Clearly I had forgotten how steep Elgood is. It kind of lulls you into a false sense of security at the start – and then you get near the top, or, as Chris put it, crampons and an ice axe would have been nice.
Still, he was the one who cut the steps so – thank-you to Chris.
And then there we were, on top of Elgood – and there was Plewman way over there. Also, it was way up there. Oh hell, let’s just go. And so we did that. Three hours after setting out, we got to the top of Plewman and had a well-deserved lunch.
After that – down and down and down because, of course, we then had to go all the way back up to the top of Lepsoe. Then it was kind of a new experience for all of us. We had never gone down the NE ridge. The idea was that it would get us back to the road and reasonably close to the pull-out where we had left the vehicle.
It was, as expected, the usual: steep, snowshoe-skiing, bum-sliding, falling, etc. etc.
And we got back down.