Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Duke of Edinburgh Expedition in The Cairngorms.

Over the last four days I have been out in the Cairngorms with a great bunch of young people doing their Gold D of E practice. The expedition was fantastic, we had amazing weather, the young people were very capable, covering a variety of Glens and Mountains.
They started at Glen More Youth Hostel, walked through the Lairig Ghru and camped at Corrour Bothy, they then they walked around to The Hutchinson Hut for the second camp. From there via Beinn Mheadhoin to the Fords of Avon refuge, were we camped and the last day walked out over Bynack More to Glemore.
The group were so happy to have achieved the expedition and their personal ambitions of ascending some mountains and all under their own skills and navigation.

The weather was absolutely perfect, sunny, cold, clear and not a spot of rain.
Myself and Adrian covered some tops too whilst keeping an eye on the expedition, Derry Cairngorm and Ben Macdui were knocked off along the way.
The Group are getting together for a winter skills course in March and I am looking forward to joining them in the Altas Mountains for their assessment expedition next June.