First off what a great day!!! The first day out climbing this session that its been a blue bird day. Head out with Kate, Brodie and Ewan to Aonach Mor to do Golden Oldie. Getting to Nevis Range for the climbing gondola meet Alan Halewood with a client and Lou. Meant that trail breaking was going to be easily spread (thanx Alan). So walking in this time we could see that was what. And soon realis that what I thought we climbed as Golden Olden last time was not. The joy of finding routes in the clouds. This time we had Alan to point out that fechers to be looking for. So next time should be better. Walking was great banter. Make easy with tranc that we seemed to make for us all to walk in. Getting to the route Ewan and I decided to solo the route and if need be get the rope out. Ewan had it a bit harder with ski on his back and gave me something to laugh at. The climbing was great was not sad that I messed up the not climbing it last time. Did wish I had skis for the way off but waking off in the sunshine was amazing.
6 Oct 2014
So its been a long time seen I had posted on hire. Have a had a mad summer of working and advetour. And now back to uni and the Fort William rainy session. What would not be so bad if I was not broken with a done in ankle. To save on the writhing will do the it all in photos.
|Cave with a view|
|Buachaille Etive Mor|
|The wild life saying hi|
|There where to many good sunset!!|
|Hard days work|
|There was big fire|
21 Mar 2014
So Wednesday was the last day of are UKCC Level 2 training. Shame it was not as nice today as last week but this is Fort William after all. Had some great session form Andy and Rich. Learning a lot form one and other still. Got a great session on turing form Rich. That really got us all thinking about how to couch and how many out comes can come for one take/skill set. It will be good to put the couching skill to use after the easter brake.
|Rich keen for the day|
|Andy Wet after rolling up form a failed High Recovery and still happy|
19 Mar 2014
Head out with a big group of us looking to get onto the Etive last Sunday. Getting there it was looking a bit high for Zeemon and Fiona. So they gave it a pass. That left Dave, Graeme, Kevin and me. It was looking like it was going to be a fun if full on run down for me. The top of Triple Fall was a big mess and not looking good in my small boat. So gave it a miss. The lads ran it and all make it look smooth. Getting into the pool of the last drop ran it clean and feet good. So headed back for a second go. This did not go as well. Did not make the line across the top of the drop and came done in the centre. This lead to be going for a swim and having to be rescue. It was a seen of thing to come.
|Not wanting to leave the warm|
|Graeme of safety|
|Kevin showing off the skills|
Now I had Graeme's Dagger Nomad to play in. The rest of the river seem to go well. We walk Crack of Doom as it was looking meaty. Had to do some roll as I was doing some stupid thing. Then it seed to be at Right Angle and it was looking BIG. Dave head down first and seed to get lost in the run in in a stopper but got down ok. If a little side ways. Kevin head down and was good and had a roll at the bottom. Then it was me up. I try a thine line streat down the fall. It did not go so smoothy at the others. It ended up with me accidental free wheel off right angle and deck popping. So another swim it was. Thou this time a self rescue. So not at bad. Still a great day had even if it was a bit messy run at time.
|Dave at the bottom of Right Angle|
|Not a good idea to go of Right Angle sideways and on your knuckles|