Monday, 23 February 2009

A weekend in Roy Bridge.

Ben, My son practicing coiling his short rope, he is doing well for one years old!

Graeme in a break in the clag, on his way to the first of the 'Deargs'.

The weather continues to be a little warmer than we would like! Freezing levels never fell below the summits this weekend.
Graeme and Andy were concentrating hard on micro navigation whilst bagging Corbetts above Glen Roy this weekend, in between breaks in the 'clag' we had amazing views over to the Black looking Ben and the east towards the Fersit hills.
The mist hung heavy all day, so we spent allot of time following bearings, we saw no one and this seemed to add to the remoteness of this beautiful glen.
The hills both called Carn Dearg were not pushovers, steep river beds and twisting gorges were followed onto the broad rolling summits, all quite tough on the ankles.
The Corbetts round is a challenge, not the romp it is made out to be by those whom have not finished their Munros, it is the perfect excuse to explore more remote Glens and gain more knowledge of Scotland's hill ranges.
Ben, was keen to get to grips with his rope work so for quite a while i was trying to explain and demonstrate this art, he seemed to be very natural! Roll on alpine holidays!
On Sunday we swapped boots for cycling shoes and took the babies out for an adventure along the Caledonia Canal from Gairlochy. We glimpsed our summits from the day before, it always feels good to look at somewhere you have been.

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