Friday, 26 March 2010

Winter is coming to an end.

Another week of mixed weather. I managed to get some routes done in the Glen on Tuesday, which is a good chance for me to remember how rock shoes work because it's been so long. On Thursday I was up the Ben climbing what is probably the last winter route of the season. Oh well, bring on the summer sun.

Monday, 22 March 2010

I had to do some work at some point.

A quiet week on the playing front. I had to do a weeks work at OB, which unfortunately was with some, shall we call them 'not very nice children'. On the good side I worked for a local guide, Alan Kimber on Saturday taking some clients up the Ben and got a route in with Ken on the Sunday. It's supposed to be a classic route but neither Ken or I thought it was that good but at least it was climbing.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

A week of mixed weather

It's been a steady week. I had a rest day on Monday and headed up into Glen Nevis on Tuesday to solo some easy routes. It was a beautiful spring day with the sun shining. I had to dodge a couple of patches of snow on the bigger ledges but the crags face south so the rock was warm. Wednesday I headed up the Ben with Ken to go and climb Orion Direct which is a classic Nevis route that was in good condition. It was 425m of at times very thin climbing but enjoyable. Unfortunatly I had a first aid course on Thursday and Friday. The weather has really warmed up and there is a bit of a thaw going on So Yesterday ended up just being a walk in the rain with no climbing in Glen Coe.

Monday, 8 March 2010

It's been a busy few weeks. I passed my Winter Mountain Leader a couple of weeks ago and have been busy climbing since. Conditions are good at the moment which unfortunately means lots of people. Saying that I've managed to avoid the ques. Earlier in the week I climbed smoking the white owl on Aonach Mor with chris from work and during the week I headed south to Beinn Udlaidh. I've been busy on the Ben as well climbing Vanishing gully with Ken and the Cascades and Minus Three gully with Johann.