Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Oh deer ...

18 June 2012
I beat my PB by 7mins on Monday night, phew, must have been the cool breeze or me moving like a stag uphill with my (found) antler. 

Good chat on the summit with Paddy and his amazing and well behaved rock climbing dog.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Neilston re advancement ...

Craig and I headed to Neilston Quarry for a bit of a crevasse rescue refresher. Unperturbed by the lack of glacier and indeed crevasse we hauled and rescued each other up and down the cliff, much to the amazement of some other climbers. Sunday’s forecast was poor so I headed up ‘the three peaks’ for a bit of a work out. Mist and rain followed me over the tops and back to the car in super quick time. This is a great route that really works your legs and was just what I needed... 

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

The Brack

3 June 2012

An easy day to stretch the legs was needed so we headed for the Brack. This is a Great hill with fantastic views across the Arrochar alps. Loads of wild flowers out including common spotted orchids and starry saxifrage. On the way down we met two inspirational ladies who have only 3 Munro's to climb to complete Sir Hugh's classic table of 283 mountains in Scotland with a height of 3000ft or move above sea level.

Hands on...

1 June 2012
An early finish on Friday had Craig and I head up the cobbler for a much needed climb in preparation for our Alps trip this year. We climbed the first two pitches of Recess then finished up Incubator. Great climbing, in fantastic surroundings, on a clear night, but the wee blighters were out, so we moved fast from the col, and made it back to the car shaving 5 mins off Monday's time (and that was with us lugging all the climbing gear). More on the epic blog here
Sunset over Beinn Ime