Monday, 13 August 2012

Work,play and some good views from the office!

 Started off the month with a great day with Kev running the Ring of Steall. We managed a time of about 4.5hrs which we were pretty pleased with. A few other big hill runs on the cards so we'll see how it goes!

Kev on the Devil's Ridge

Me on the last top
Headed up Tower Ridge with Jonny on Wednesday which was an awesome day. In preparation for a one day attempt on the Cuillin Ridge we tried to get a good pace going and descended Ledge route for some extra time on rock.

Jonny about to enter Tower Gap...

Finished the week with 3 days guiding on Ben Nevis working for various companies. Friday I took Gary and Anne from North Carolina up the Tourist Track on a scorching day for Abacus Mountaineering.

Climbers on Tower gap

Saturday was a quick trip up and down the Ben with a 3 peaks group, who managed a respectable time of 5hrs 15min. We also managed to stay in the shade until the 2nd Zig Zag which certainly made things a bit more comfortable!

Yesterday I took Diane up the Ben to complete the 3 peaks. Ben Nevis was her last one to do and she seemed to save the best day til last as we had great views all day with only a bit of cloud blowing through now and again. Good effort Diane!
Four cracking days on the Ben in a week! Not a bad few days in the office!