Friday, 7 July 2017

Up and down and back again

A busy few weeks for me at work and play. I had the pleasure of spending a week working down in the Southern Cairngorms and Deeside with some pupils from an Aberdeen school. From many having never pulled on walking boots before they did well to progress to climbing a Munro by the end of the week! We also enjoyed some mountain biking. Next I was out West shadowing and assisting Alan Halewood MIC in taking some clients across the Aonach Eagach in Glencoe. This is one of the best scrambles in Scotland, continuously interesting with great views, and great learning for me. A trip down south to the Lake District followed with plenty of lovely climbing in Borrowdale, the highlight being the 5-pitch Very Severe of Fool's Paradise on Gowder Crag, great climbing and clever route-finding. Back up north and I have been dodging showers and managing to get out climbing as much as possible, including a great day up in Torridon at Diabaig. Some hillwalking guiding to look forward to shortly, always a pleasure.
Chasing the sunset, Diabaig, Torridon

Pitch 1 of Charlie's Tower VS 4c, 4a *

This is 21:30 at night!

Beautiful Glen Derry with the Aberdeen pupils

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