Well the weather has not been kind recently in Scotlandoutside but the resilience of young people on our courses and trips continues to impress us.
The pupils from George Heriot's spent two days in Glencoe with Hebridean Pursuits.
Day one was on the sheltered, but very, very wet Zig Zags and day two on a drying yet less windy Broad Buttress on Buachaille Etive Mor.
A very challenging fun two days was had by the pupils and teachers a like and of course we as instructors had a great two days work in the beautiful, if some what soggy Glencoe.
The next time the school return to the mountains with us it will be their winter walking skills course in January and then their guided winter mountaineering / climbing experiences in March.
It is fantastic that these young people get the opportunity to experience, learn and develop in the outdoors at levels suitable for their needs and aspirations. If only those whom fund and make policy could understand the value of outdoor learning and education as a major contributor to the health and well being of young people's futures. It encompasses so much and so powerfully.
For information about the work Hebridean Pursuits does with school and youth work groups www.hebrideanpursuits.co.uk