Thursday, 30 October 2014

Hill skills

It was a little driech today but that didn't stop my group from the ACOL at West Highland College getting out into the hills to look at some navigation and other walking skills near Glen Loy.
 Where are we?
 A wee hidden Glen
 Scott's team just visible up on Sron Liath
High point of the day… all downhill from here!

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

SPA Day 2 before the rain comes back again!

A dry, bright cool day at Auchinstarry Quarry today looking at rigging, rope work, group management and some more personal climbing. Great to see Karen, Bles and Des with a St. Aly's party there to show us how its done for real too!
 If it all goes wrong…. rope work shenanigans 
Hector on the pleasant Slinky Lizard

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

After the rain the rock

SPA Training today saw us starting indoors at Glasgow Climbing Centre before heading out to 'Lake Neilston' to use the rest of the daylight at the crag.

Monday, 27 October 2014

A damp return to Lochaber but a fun day

Out with the enthusiastic ACOLs from West Highland College again today. They brought the enthusiasm and despite the weather we made a good day of it up Scimitar Ridge in Glen Nevis and then having a wee climb and abseil session. Nice as always to be working with Mike, Scott and Claire.

Family hols in Mallorca

Sunshine, swimming, sunshine, road biking, sunshine, Sandy clipping his first bolt, sunshine taking Graeme and Sally up Gubia Normal and more sunshine and scrambling with the family. What's not to like?

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Autumn Hill Skills

I was out with 2 of the ACOL Students from West Highland College today looking at some basic hillwalking skills. The weather was fine as we visited An Steall Ban and made a circuit of Meall Cumhann looking at plant life, geology, navigation strategies and having a little fun aroun the falls and on the wire bridge. Great Autumn weather.

…Now I'm off on holiday to Mallorca… for 2 whole weeks! :-)
 Where are you taking us Al?
 On the wire bridge
 Below An steal Ban
 The Falls
 Back over the bridge
 Classic shot
 'Its over there'
 Scott's team
 Last climb
 Back down to Glen Nevis
 End of a good day