Monday, 17 September 2012


Craig and I supervised a bronze Duke of Edinburgh award for pupils of a private school in Edinburgh. Two 6hr days navigating their way through the Pentland Hills with an overnight camp. 
The weather on Saturday was glorious but deteriorated overnight with high winds and rain on Sunday. This is the perfect mix as it really test resilience and team work. Both teams did very well and passed. 
Many thanks to David Adamson (assessor), Louise for her dedication to the students the DofE award and for the lemon drizzle cake and Will for giving up his weekend to help.
Silver next ?

Team 1 handrail navigating on day 2

 The way ahead

A glacia erratic on Capelaw hill

A (non) glacia Belfast sink on the same hill...

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Sea level...

Simply Epic crew members and Peter had a great day's sea kayak training with Keith from Paddle Power Adventure. We paddled 26 kilometers round the island of Kerrera just off Oban. One word, fantastic. More on the epic blog here

Peter paddling uphill...

Monday, 3 September 2012

a Vole

1 September 2012

A quick, mild and misty round of Mid Hill, Coire na h-Eanachan and Beinn Dubh and back to NS 331 942.

Plus 20 years of hill and mountaineering boots minus one pair that I had given away. Bill remarked that my feet seem to have got bigger (they are in order left to right, he’s not wrong).

Decided not to dispose of them just yet as they all have stories to tell...

That "bastard" bracken

Mid Hill and Coire na h-Eanachan

Miles and miles and miles or should that be kilometers ...