Clear forecast, early start, handsome ewes. A fast game of "follow my leader " with me trying to upset Craig’s timings, pacing's and general mind set. Security on steep ground, abseiling, rope anchors, lowers, knots, soup, sarnie, random warm based glacier chat ! Deer baths, another lost compass and a nosey pig.
MLA, bring it on ...
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Posted by Vertical Obsession at 09:49
Craig's last night nav tonight before his assessment. It was dark and the CLAG was in, so with 0 visibility we headed up the hill. The bracken made for some hard going at times, but we fought our way uphill and contoured round finding various indistinct and invisible features. Timing and pacing bang on and more hand railing had us on the summit for soup at 10.30pm.
Craig was surprised that his gloves, compass and map blew off the car roof on the trip back to Glasgow.
Posted by Vertical Obsession at 09:42
Monday, 17 October 2011
|Mr Frog sneaking a look at Craig's pacing chart|
|Lunch (tomato soup) in a cave ...|
Posted by Vertical Obsession at 15:40
Another wild night and we nearly sack it before we left the car.3 hrs later as we arrived back the sky was clear and the stars were out; crazy weather we have on the West coast. We were greeted by a friendly MOD Police officer as we marched back to the car. Fortunately he kept his "dugs" in his pick-up.
Posted by Vertical Obsession at 15:33
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
(No not Susan or uncle Ben’s) this is how I felt as we headed up the hill in full winter kit ... As the South basked in 29º, we in the North had heavy rain as a warm occluded front hovered above Scotland for 48hrs. Still, mustn't grumble, as this gave Craig more opportunity to navigate around the base and handrail his way to the summit of Ben Donich. This is a great Corbett with lots of fantastic fissures and interesting rock features. The tomato soup was, as ever, magic, as we sat in the mist looking at a lone sheep, “keeping the edgy” ...
Posted by Vertical Obsession at 16:15
Monday, 3 October 2011
Posted by Vertical Obsession at 15:54