Monday, 29 August 2011

Tiree Hi School Mountaineering trip to Glencoe day 2 and 3.

In The Lost Valley.
My team on Curved Ridge today.
Finishing the steep bits!

The weather has been mixed over the last few days but generally it has been very kind to us.
After the long, steep and often brutal ascent of Ben Starav we decided to split Sunday into two. the morning was spent exploring the Lost Valley of Glencoe and the afternoon was spent in the indoor wall looking at all things rock climbing as preparation for Mondays assault on Curved Ridge.
Monday dawned really windy but dry and by 10am it was calm. Sheltered from the NW we had a lovely sunny day climbing on the Curved Ridge.
A fantastic few days with a strong bunch of young people. Considering it was for most, their first time in the hills it has been a major achievement! HPL offers mountaineering trips to all ages, groups and abilities. Their Classic scrambles trips offer the chance to ascend some of Scotland's finest mountains by slightly steeper ways than the normal paths in areas such as Glencoe and on the Skye Ridge.