On Wednesday I joined the group who were lighting the Paralympic flame on top of Ben Nevis. The honour of lighting the torch was deservedly given to Kev. Once the Scouts lit the flame using a flint stick and some kindling, Kev lit the torch and stood on the highest point in the UK. A fairly dreich Ben Nevis weather day of cloud and rain wasn't enough to dampen the occasion!
|Kev lighting the torch|
|On the Summit|
|The Paralympic flame in the lantern, to be taken to to Edinburgh|
Sunday was a great day up North Buttress on the Buachaille with Dessie and Jonny. Super weather and a great route saw us speedily make our way up to Stob Dearg. To make the most of the day we went for a 'gentle' run along the ridge to Stob na Broige before descending into the Glen.
|Looking towards Crowberry Tower|
|Great View over Buachaille Etive Beag, The Mamores and the Ben|
|Dessie enjoying the initial tricky section|
The weekend saw me taking two separate groups up Ben Nevis. The weather was kind to us on both days and everyone successfully made it to the summit- well done guys!
|The RAF helicopter hovering near the Red Burn|