It’s hard to decide! I think the most memorable routes, are those you have to fight for; real type two fun.
In my first Alpine season, I attempted the Elixier d’Astaroth, on the Grand Capucin (Mont Blanc Massif). Immaculate granite, testing climbing and the isolation of the mountains – a fantastic route!
I spend a few weeks every winter, climbing in Scotland. In 2015, I was staying in The CIC Hut on Ben Nevis. The buttresses were plastered with ice and we climbed solidly for a fortnight. The highlight being Smith’s Route, high on the mountain. Shaking out on the crux pitch, I looked down to my partner; belaying in an Ice cave below, the mountain dropping away beneath his feet. Committing to the moves, we topped out on the summit plateau in a white-out; navigating our way down powder choked gullies, to warm fires and whisky.