Martin Moran and Pete Macpherson repeated The God Delusion (IX,9) on Beinn Bhan yesterday (December 8 ) in a 21-hour round trip. They used snow shoes for the approach and started climbing at 8am. They climbed the route in nine pitches and finished 14 hours later having negotiated the last three pitches in the dark.
“There was loads of snow and perfect conditions,” Pete told me. “It is a magnificent, intense and insane route and definitely worth IX,9! My hat goes off to both Roberston and Benson for finding a way through such scary ground!”
Congratulations to Martin and Pete for a superb ascent. With first ascents of Apache, Omerta, Catriona, Satyr, Mammoth and now the second ascent of the hardest route in the North-West it has been a remarkable three weeks. Scottish winter climbing is humming more than ever it has before!