/ NEW ARTICLE: A roped-solo ascent of the Old Man of Stoer
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One question though - Why did you ab off then climb back up? Surely you could have arrive at the top of the lead, tied the ropes together and then retrieved your gear on the ab? All of the stuff I've soloed has been bottom to-top multipitch so not had to deal with getting back down the line at the end!
Really interesting stuff. A lot of determination will get you a long long way seemingly. Well done!
Having watched people abseiling to the halfway ledge and getting their ropes jammed, I can confirm that!
Not to in anyway diminish your effort [I've done a bit of roped soloing using a Soloist] but do you know the story of a young fella back in the 80's? called Chris Dale from Penrith, who, like yourself was greatly inspired by a picture of the said Old Man. He absconded from his parent's house, hitched all the way to Storr, swam across, soloed up and down, swam back and hitched back to Penrith with not much more than some loose change and some sandwiches in his bag. He was a bit it special 'though [in more ways than one]. [I think I have the bones of the tale correctly, though some may correct me].
Congratulations, great effort and article.
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