Saturday, 31 May 2014

Busy few days!

The past few days I have been on a BASP Outdoor First Aid Course held at the Glencoe NTS Centre.  The course itself was very good indeed and provided a good opportunity to brush up on some first aid skills whilst revalidating my mandatory qualification.  The course was run over 2 days which finished at 1700hrs yesterday, so Sandy and I decided to go climbing given that the weather had been so unreasonably nice!  We headed for the Buachaille and made a quick approach up to the base of Agags Groove (V.Diff) on Rannoch Wall.  The route never fails to please, providing great exposure and some fun climbing.  After having made swift progress up the route we headed up to the base of Crowberry Tower and on to the summit of Stob Dearg.  Shortly after which we me Leigh on our descent and enjoyed a beautiful sunrise before descending Coire na Tulaich.  Today I was out working for Up and Doon guiding on Ben Nevis mountain footpath.  Today was a scorcher, a lot of sunshine and a lot of people on the mountain footpath.  We passed the on going path/bridge repairs and made good time to the Redburn and then on to the summit of Ben Nevis before taking our time on descent, placing an emphasis on regular water stops to combat dehydration.  Cracker of a day!

is there a better place for an after work hit?

Sandy scrambles up the initial section of Curved Ridge

Sandy on the 3rd belay on Agags Groove

Moody Mammores

Sunset on Stob Dearg

on going bridge/path repairs on Ben Nevis

on going bridge/path repairs on Ben Nevis
Paul and Sean enjoying the weather

The summit and Indicator Wall, Ben Nevis

The guys on the top

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