Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Climbing Assessment for First years

Another day's climbing with UHI and working with Bill, Danny anf Gill again. Today we were also joine by lecturer Matt for the First years' climbing assessment. Many of them only experienced climbing for the first time this term (although they might be paddlers, sailors or handy on a bike) and had to demonstrate the progress they have made today. I had Ewan and Alan today and along with the others we spent the first part of the day looking at equipment and ropework on the bolts in the classroom (dodging the rain). By mid morning it was looking dryer amd we headed up to Polldubh. We climbed Styx Buttress Right Wall and abseiled off. Then the guys led the Gutter in 4 pitches (Ewan's first lead- well done). Both students had no problem meeting the criteria for their module assessment being keen and having practised what they have learnt this term.

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