Thursday, 16 February 2012

Spring in the Coe!

Today on the Abacus Mountain Guides course was all about the rock. With rain forecast at all levels and strong winds we stayed low and headed to the Ziz Zags. This route is great if you want a shorter day or want to stay low and away from the worst of the weather. This does mean however that it seems like I'm always on this route in pretty nasty weather which could start to make me feel a little jaded about the route but thankfully after a slightly damp start the rain stopped and the sun came out and we spent most of the afternoon scrambling on dry rock with stunning views. Reminded me how nice a way up it is through some impressive rock scenery.
We spent the day looking at introducing the guys to some basic rock climbing, looking at pitching, moving together and abseiling. Final day tomorrow and a chance for the guys to put everything they've learnt this week into practise. 

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