Bennybeg and Creag na h-Eighe

The last two days I’ve been working for Falkirk Community Trust. Yesterday David, Mike, Anthony and I were at Bennybeg with a school group rock climbing, abseiling and doing bushcraft.

Ken practising leading with a top rope above and Bex lead belaying below on Grant’s Route.

Today Ken, Bex and I had a great day at Creag na h-Eighe looking at leading skills, building belays and climbing some of the classics of the crag. We had a couple of light showers, but nothing that stopped us climbing and the crag dried quickly in the light wind and sunshine.

Learn to Lead

Yesterday I was delivering a Learn to Lead Outdoors Course for Andrew, Hollie and John for Falkirk Community Trust Outdoors. We chose to head to Creag na h-Eighe for the forecast earlier dry weather and to catch the light breeze to keep the midges down.

John selecting gear whilst leading Jugs.

John selecting gear whilst leading Jugs.

This worked well and we had a good day climbing routes such as Grant’s Route, Jaggy Bunnets and Jugs, whilst getting to try new or revisit old skills.