Sunday, 26 August 2012


Back at home in  Oban this week. A momentous week as my son Ben started school. And yes i cried watching him look slighlty lost amongst the big boys and girls inthe play ground. 
Everyone at some stage has to spend time inside and so it comes to pass, my turn to drive the desk and make the calls, do.the sales, fund raise, plan, etc, etc.....

Hebridean Pursuits made it into the Oban Times this week with an article thanking all the sponsours for their kind donations towards the North Argyll Young Carers residential on Mull with the Roses Project. With out the generosity of the sponsours the deserving young people wouldn't experience such an adventure course. 

It seems a little strange even thinking about winter, yet most of  today was spent organising staff for winter courses which are booked up already. Winter Walking Skills, Mountaineering and  intro climbing weekends are now in the diary. Here's to it snowing November onwards. And with our new association with Glencoe Mountain Resort winter courses its looking exciting and busy. 

Before that HPL have some Coasteering Skills Training courses lined up and a couple of SlSGB Coasteering Rescue Awards running and some travelling around to a variety of locations to do Technical Advice work. 

From Thursday until next Monday HPL are organising and supporting the first ever Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Assessment.expedition in Coasteering. Based on Mull it should be challenging and exciting! 

The weather has held so far so fingers crossed we get some high pressure  for the expedition.