Thursday, 24 May 2012

Lakes, Wales and Home again...

We were down in the Lake District briefly last week and managed a quick evening walk up Scafell Pike in preparation for the 3 Peaks season coming into full swing.  Some nice views despite a bit of cloud on the summit.

It was then off to Wales. We headed up Crib Goch along to Snowdon and down the Pyg track. Crib Goch was amazing, great exposure combined with lovely scrambling, easily comparable to some of the classic scrambles we have here in Lochaber.

Managed to get a quick route done at Dunkeld on the way home. This is Glenda abbing off ' The End', VS 5a at Polney Crag, another stunning day of sunshine!

Yesterday we headed down to Glenfinnan early in the morning to belay for Kev who sent his new route, The Rebellion, E6 6b. After a couple of attempts on top rope Kev went on the lead and nailed it. Amazing effort- check out his blog for the definitive account! A wee celebratory dram of Mount Everest whisky from Nepal certainly made for an interesting breakfast!
To grab the good weather while it lasts, Glenda and I headed to Glencoe and did Fracture route  ( VS4c) on the Buachaille. A late start avoided the worst of the heat and allowed Rannoch wall to be comfortably shaded. Off to Knoydart again next week so lets see if the weather holds...