|Sam and Nick learning what Scottish climbing is all about|
|Nick and Sam on the LLG route|
I have been really looking forward to getting back up to Torridon this winter season to work for Moran Mountain
. With a slightly promising forecast of snow I knew we would get some winter days in. There was a little more pressure this week as my group had flown in from Singapore to experience Scottish winter climbing. Gulp. Those that have been up here in Scotland this season will know what means.
|A view to Am Bastier|
|Ross and his two clients|
The day before our first day the was nothing more than the odd snow patch. No gullies to climb...just rock. Loose, slimey rock. So we were pleased that we had some fresh. Day one we headed for the Ling, Lawson and Glover Route on Sail Mor. Crampons were needed and as I have done it in summer I avoided all the really loose rock.
|Robin searching for the way down|
|Ross and his team questing up|
Day 2 was a stunning day on Skye...it doesnt get much better. The West ridge of Gillean provided great sport in the windy and snowy conditions.
|Sam and Nick enjoying the views after some dry tooling|
Our 3rd day was full of lectures, technical ropework and then some dry tooling so we were rested for our 4th day hit to Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis! Well worth the drive.
Our final, the team led themselfs up the Forcan Ridge, looking at efficiency and teamwork to make a safe and slick day.
A great week and I think they are sold on Scotland! Hopefully we will see them back again.
|Nick crushing Tower Ridge|
|Nick doing some kind of pose!?|