Monday, 23 May 2011

Hedgehog in the garden

Last May, it was a blackbird nest in my front garden, this year it's a hedhegog in the back garden and I think it's living under my shed! It seems to snuffle about at the dandelions whilst looking for worms and grubs to eat.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Alps summer trip

This year's trip to the Alps is only a couple of weeks away so a little look back at some of the pictures from last year.
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Wednesday, 4 May 2011

The Genie and Damnation, Coire an t-Sneachda








Back in to Coire an t-Sneachda this time to climb The Genie and Damnation, both routes neither of us had climbed before! Again we went in late on in the day to get sun warmed rock and the breeze had a bit less of a chilly bite than on Monday.


The climbing on both routes was perfect and the rock was totally dry which apparently is unusual for the top corner of The Genie. There is still a little bit of snow to cross to reach the bottom of the routes so Ron improvised with a piece of rock to cut steps!

On our way out of the corrie we were a bit surprised to see a group of twelve mountain bikers cycling along the moraine ridge and down the Coire an t-Sneachda path. Otherwise, we only encountered the reindeer and a couple of ptarmigan in their summer plumage.

More from Ron here and more photos once he gets his electicity supply back again.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Salvation, Coire an t-Sneachda



On Monday, Ron and I went in to Coire an t-Sneachda late on to enjoy the afternoon sun on Aladdin's Buttress. Folk were also climbing Magic Crack, Damnation and The Genie. Lovely climbing on the sunny rock but a cold wind seemed to blow out of any cracks and it was a wee bit chilly in the shade!
See Ron's blog for more, click here