Saturday, 26 June 2010

Coasteering at Seil Island. June 26th.

Gary enjoying his coasteer.

Seil offers great clean rock to climb above the impact zone.

Today Andy and Mike took Gary and his friends and family coasteering to Seil Island. Conditions were just great, a swell was running nicely onto the sea cliffs and the weather was warm as was the water!
The guys all had a fun and exciting time along the cliffs at this really good coasteering venue. has some days still available for all things adventures!
Andy is heading off to Mull over the next few days to work at Tavool House Outdoor Centre on Mull with a group from Hordle Walhampton School with the Roses Project .

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Dutch Army

Mid summers night looking back towards Glencoe from the bealach below Stob Ban.

My men, heading home after a tiring few days of 'recon'.
The Dutch are tall! A great bunch of guys, great weather and great mountains.

Sunday morning, looking down the fun and interesting NE East ridge of Sgorr Bhan.

I have been away working for 'focus mountaineering' over the last four days in the hills above Kinlochleven. Along with fellow instructors, Danny, Bill and Derek our roles were that of mountaineering advisers to Recon troops of the Dutch Army. The other three instructors were working with the platoons whom were trying to escape my platoons surveillance. Check SpellingIts been a fascinating few days and a very active time! Very early starts and late nights were the order of the day, the long nights of mid summers eve week were just fabulous high up in the Mamores and into the grey corries. The midges were the main enemy and we spotted and attacked by them alot! But i did get to fire a gun!

I was amazed by the amount of kit they carried and the they had guns! I am sure my light weight kit was envied and my little red tent stood out, which was useful as we needed to be seen by the other platoons and we did spot each of the platoons at various stages from our camps or high up on the Sharp ridges of the Munros at night. A big learning exercise, great bunch of soldiers, ace piece of work!

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Beautiful day at Loch Buie on Mull.

No one around!
Ben in wet suit heading for the ocean.

Today Andy went to Loch Buie on Mull with little Ben and Gill and Hamish Dog. Loch Buie is known for its great bouldering and has a wonderful and quiet beach which faces south.
This area of Mull is often by passed but is certainly worth a visit!
More amazing adventures of Hamish coming soon as he goes bouldering!
And watch this space for all the news of my working with Dutch combat troops in the hills with guns and big packs! I will be carrying a white flag!

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Canyoning Near Oban

Today Andy was guiding a canyon near to Oban, the dry weather has lasted so we have able to enjoy some interesting places locally!
Andy will be away working in the mountains until next Thursday so i am sure a new post will be up next week after more exciting and challenging adventures have been had with

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Hamish dog goes ski touring on cairngorm in june!

ski touring on cairngorm june 15th !

just back from ski touring on and up cairngorm with Earle Wilson.

We managed to skin up from 600m to 100 m below the summit and we skied all the way down too! over some grass as well though, but not much!
Ace day out and no one else out on skis!!

Check out look for further amazing adventures of Hamish! Hamish goes ski touring!

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Coasteering course for instructors today

Today Andy was running the first day of a BRAWA Coasteering Skills Training course for based near Oban. We had great weather again, no swell which made my life a little more difficult!

The sun is still blasting down here on the west coast, just fabulous!

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Gorge scrambling training on Mull

Today Andy was out on Mull at Tavool House, training Stramash's instructional staff in the varied art of gorge scrambling and some canyoning techniques also.
The conditions were just ace, some fast following water after over night rain and the sun was out again!
We looked at a variety of skills generic to moving groups around in gorges and canyons. A fun and exciting day!

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Stag Party goes coasteering !

What a day we had, wall to wall sun shine, a small swell, clear seas and a great fun group to go coasteering with!
The stag group were spending their weekend in Oban and area and enjoying some adventure activities with us.
Good luck to Eric on his wedding and future happiness!

Friday, 4 June 2010

Cornwall Glass Surfing sessions!

A whole surf break to ourselves, even busy places have quiet times.
Mark Evans finds long boarding perfection at dusk!

Two weeks of perfect weather and perfect surf!

more later, but just back up in Oban and have to dash to sort gear out for a coasteering session near Oban, tomorrow!
Even the sun is out in Oban! Summer is here!