Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Back working on Orkney.

Heading up Enegars gorge.
The summit of Cuilags...!

Cuilags mighty corrie and scrambles.
Late or early depending on your point of view! Birsay Bay.
Coasteering venue at Yesnaby.
Abseiling delivery and senarios.
I am back over on Orkney this week running some in house training and competency sign off's for the Council Outdoor Staff up here. It's great to be back as the staff are great to work with and so so keen!
Yesterday, We headed to the fabulous Yesnaby for a coasteering and rock sport activities day. Yesnaby is on the Mainland of Orkney and offers fantastic venues for coasteering and sport rock climbing.
The staff ran a coasteering session in the morning for a local group and in the afternoon ran a rock sport session. I was there to sign off competency and give further training if needed. A great day of workshops and training was had and the weather was impeccable with an amazing sunset.
Today, Wednesday, we have returned to the island of Hoy. We have spent the day looking at navigation and exploring the burns and gorges on the small but pretty steep and perfectly formed hills of Cuilags. At 433m they are deceptive and very interesting. We found some great gorge scrambling and plenty of aircraft wreckage!
Sounds as though the school http://www.hebrideanpursuits.comHPL have in at Tavool House are having a great time, gorge and canyoning yesterday and on Mull and today Climbing on Erraid, pictures up soon.