|The lovely beds|
Helping out with the Duke of Edinburgh was good – free food and alcohol, what more could one want. The beds on the other hand were horrific. Actual mould on the mattresses that have been around since the 1950s.
I went for a walk up Stob Ghabhar on Tuesday 19th June as a detour on route to check on the group of kids at the Clashgour campsite, followed by a walk up the corbett Mam na Gualainn on Wednesday. The views over Loch Leven and the mamores from Mam na Gulainn were amazing.
Keith headed up after work on Thursday evening to meet up with me and take advantage of the free meal, before we headed off to Guinard Bay on Friday afternoon. The weather in the North West was surprisingly good on friday, we ended up climbing a route called Halcyon Days (VS 4c**) at Guinard crag before cooking dinner on the beach and enjoying some wine straight from the bottle – classy!
|Janey on Halcyon Days|
|Guinard Bay from the crag|
We had planned to do An Teallach on Saturday, but when we woke up the midges were so bad that we couldnt face getting out of the car to organise our walking packs. The cloud base was also down at around 400m which was rather off putting, so we headed up to Ullapool for a wee touristy look around, then continued on to Reiff for some single pitch seaside climbing.
I led Westering Home (E1 5b ***) and Pop Out (HVS 5a *). Keith led Hy Brasil (VS 4c **) and we soloed a severe called Midreiff, before driving back down towards Torridon to camp before our planned hill day for Sunday.
|K arete hugging on Hy Brasil|
|Approaching the reachy top out on Westering Home|
|sorting some gear on ‘Pop Out’|
|Summit of Moruisg|
|loving the nav between summits|
|summit of Sgurr nan Ceannaichean|
|Keith on the walk in|
|Summit of Stob Coire Raineach|
|Stob Coire Raineach|
|Azure Hawker (I think)|
|Summit of Stob Dubh|