This year's summer work kicked off with a really fun and interesting Rock Climbing Rescues course with 3rd year Adventure Tourism students at West Highland College. Over the 4 days we looked at all sorts of problems that can occur when rock climbing including managing (and avoiding) tangles when climbing as a three, simple hoists and lowers past knots and damaged bits of rope. We then built up to some bigger scenarios that the students had to manage and then write an assignment on their decision making process.
|Locking of belay plates and abseiling past a knot|
|An unassisted hoist in action|
|That face says it all! Escaping the system with out of reach anchors...|
|Rebecca cruising up Sheep Fank Wall|
|Joe to the rescue! Rescuing an unconscious casualty on a multi-pitch climb|
I had the pleasure of heading out with Gary and Ben for a half day's teaching climbing in Glen Nevis. We tackled Pinnacle Ridge and Right Wall on Styx Buttress looking at building belays and stance management on multi-pitch climbs. Great effort guys!
Andy was out with the rest of Prashant's friends giving them an introduction to the Scottish hills on Buachaille Etive Beag. We then headed out as a bigger team on the SW Ridge of Meall Cumhann to give the team a feel for some scrambling (and excellent views).
|Daddy and Robin selfie!|
|Ross on Finale (VD), Kingussie|
|Some warm up games and bouldering at Polldubh|
|Rigging at SW Buttress|
|Abseiling into the TD gap which was bone dry!|
|About to tackle the TD gap|
|Looking towards the In Pinn|
|Malcolm enjoying the exposure on the W ridge of Sgurr nan Gillean|
Job done- Sgurr nan Gillean!