Cloudy but dry
Today it is still dry but a little cloudy, with patches of blue sky. Yesterday was busy with West Coast Mountain Guides teams out in a variety of locations. Spike Sellers is away rock climbing with a guest on Skye and in Coire Lagan yesterday on the magnificent Cioch Buttress, which must be the most extensive and continuous set of mountain cliffs anywhere in Britain. Al Halewood was training two folk for an attempt on the traverse of the Skye Ridge. This training involved climbing up and down Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis, practising the various forms of climbing, moving together roped, abseiling and solo climbing, which will be used on the Black Cuillin traverse. Anyone interested in training for the Skye ridge traverse should consider this outing. Up and down Tower Ridge, at least twenty times will be something like the amount of work minimally needed, plus a bivouac along the way before considering the Skye outing. Meanwhile Kenny Grant was out with a guest on the Aonach Eagach. A trivial scramble when compared to Skye!