Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Spidean a' Choire Leith, Liatach

Maggie has only ten Munros left to climb so we set off early to go to Liatach to climb Spidean a'Choire Leith to bring the number down to single figures and to have a great day out on the hills. The weather was good, dry with a light breeze and warm in the sun too. It's a steady climb up to the ridge then it was along the narrow ridge and up on the bouldery ground to reach the summit. We had stunning views along the ridge to Mullach an Rathain.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Back on Ben Nevis

It's the Three Peaks season on Ben Nevis and I was back there working for Maximum Adventure. Our group were doing the three peaks over three days so there was no great time pressure. The weather couldn't have been much better so it was a day to enjoy the views.
Quite a bit of snow has melted away over the past few days though there are still some big cornices.

Friday, 17 May 2013

Ben Nevis

Back on Ben Nevis with the first part of a Maximum Adventure Three Peaks Challenge. We set off late in the day and reached the summit just before eight pm then back at the car park just after ten o'clock. We were lucky with the weather enjoying sun, some very atmospheric cloud and a lovely sunset.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Spiral Gully

Photos from a fun day out on Cairngorm on Ron's blog here. Winter just keeps on going!

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Climbmts Summer Mountain Leader Training 6th to 20th May

A week working with Stuart Johnston's Climbmts Mountain Leader Training with Erika, James, Andy and Cameron. As there was still a fair bit of snow on the higher summits, we had our expedition in the area around Farragon Hill. We stumbled across a little bothy at just at the right time for lunch on the first day and then found a pleasant spot for our campsite. Heavy rain on that evening gave way to a dry night for night navigation.


Saturday, 4 May 2013

Ben Nevis

I was out on Ben Nevis today with Maximum Adventure's Three Peaks group in interesting conditions! Snow, rain, wind, cloud - we got it all!