Thursday, 13 April 2017

Spring rock, indoor walls, mountaineering + a break

Since my last post there was a weekend at home followed by another 5 days with more Abernethy climbers (sweltering at Kingussie, cool but dry at Duntelchaig, high tides at Cummingston and Redhythe and more grade pushing at Huntley's Cave). After this I had 2 days with a group from West Highland College looking at Rescue and Incident Management and some of the psychology associated with decision making and responses to emergencies (we used on of the ribs join the south side of Meall an t Suidhe and then the Pink Rib of Beinn a Chrulaiste as venues to look at issues). Then I was hiding from the sun with a 2 day CWA training at Perth Climbing Wall and Glasgow Climbing Centre many of the candidates were from the Stirling Spiders Climbing Club. This was followed by a Foundation Coach Training for staff from GCC and Blairvaddach OEC.
Finally its time for a break. We took the camper van to Mull and I introduced the family to the immaculate granite and beaches of Erraid. The kids climbed barefoot and I visited 'New Slabs' to solo 3 Severes and a 4b, we came home via a damp Ardnamurchan- where next....?
(More pics on Facebook: ).
 Spring in the Highlands
 'Taps aff' at Kingussie
 Cooler at Duntelchaig
 High tide at Cummingston
 A careful placement
 Sunshine at Redhythe
 Escaping the Cave at Huntley's
 RIM with the students on the Pink Rib
 Leading at Perth CC
 Warm ups at GCC
 More games
 Peer belaying, permutations, pros and cons
 Foundation Coach Training- a new knot
 FC Trg embracing your inner sumo!
 Twisting on FC Trg
 Sandy 6 feet above the sand escaping the sea
 Kaye climbing barefoot
 A quick solo at 'New Slabs'
Granite goodness, a very short 4b

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