Sunday, 25 June 2017

Soggy and sunny on Skye.

I spent the weekend working with Craig and Gordon as part of a Mountaineering Scotland course aimed at teaching mountaineering skills. The weather on saturday was dreich and cold but we headed into Coire Lagan. The guys have a little rope work experience and were keen to do some more. We looked at improving their movement and confidence on slabby ground before doing some rope work on and around the lower part of Collie's Route before fleeing the heavy rain. Another of the MS parties assisted a father an daughter pair down of the hill in poor weather. Today with a slightly more mixed forecast we headed up in to Coire an Dorus. The lads used their movement and rope work skills to climb up and out of the the narrow 'Doorway' and to the summit of Sgurr a Mhadaidh. From here we practised some careful route finding to work our way down the Western Face Route in poor visibility. A day of occasional views and decreasing showers. Well done to both the guys for pushing their comfort zones in some poor weather. More pictures and captions on Facebook:

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