I was out for a run in Galloway yesterday, for those who know the terrain “run” is a fairly loose term. I took in Buchan Hill, Rig of Loch Enoch, Mullwharchar, Dungeon Hill, Craignairny, Craignaw, the west top of Snibe Hill and Craiglee before descending the delightfully named Rig of Jarkness back to Loch Trool. Plenty of tussocks, but also some excellent expanses of exposed granite. Wilf.
I was out doing some staff training with the Falkirk Outdoors team yesterday. Good to catch up with some of the team in person for the first time in a while. The weather was great, so I then headed for a run up Beinn na Sroine, which gave great views to Ben Lui, Ben Cruachan and beyond.
I met Nettle at Loudoun Hill yesterday for a bit of cragging in the sunshine. A good day with the rock drying pretty quickly in the sunshine after overnight rain. Amongst other things we climbed The Edge with Nettle leading the second pitch. His first time on it and always a memorable experience.
I felt the need to get out yesterday afternoon, so went for a quick run in the Ettrick Hills. I approached from the Yarrow/Moffat Water side and headed up Herman Law, Trowgrain Middle, Mid Rig and Andrewhinney hills. Excellent views and relatively dry underfoot conditions made for a good outing.
Stunning day on the Aonach Eagach yesterday with Colly and Fritz. There was a light dusting of snow high up in the early morning, but this cleared quickly with sunshine and a fresh wind which eased during the day. The rock was dry and conditions were pretty much perfect along the ridge.
Euan and I had a good day climbing trad at Creag na h-Eighe and sport at Myopic’s Buttress on Wednesday in excellent conditions.
Nettle and I had a great day climbing in the sunshine on the excellent Sergeant Crag Slabs yesterday.
Jen and I had a few days down in south-west Scotland last week based in Newton Stewart. A generally relaxing time, but we took the opportunity to walk up Cairnsmore of Fleet, Meikle Mulltaggart, Knee of Cairnsmore, Caerloch Dhu and Benbrack.
We’ve just had an excellent five days with Tina, Scott and Steve. It required some moving around to make the most of the weather. However, we had a great varied time cragging at Pinnacle Crag Duntelchaig; climbing Afterthought Arete and Final Selection in the Loch Avon Basin; traversing Stac Pollaidh from east to west; climbing Central Buttress on Lochnagar and sea cliff climbing at Greymare Slabs near Bullers of Buchan.