I’m in the middle of a busy period just now, which is just the way I like it! Last week I was in Glen Nevis with Andy, Kev and Amanda looking around for new projects to keep us psyched for the summer. There is a great line to go at but its going to take allot of work which I will only commit to after another clean and serious attempt at linking the moves.

Projects!

Projects!

Next up was a day guiding Lucas, Leti, Cat and Asha up Ben Nevis for Maximum Adventure. The group did very well and appeared to enjoy every minute of it. Shame the weather was clagged in most of the day but walking up the Ben with great company always makes for a great days work.

Sunday Jane and I took the dogs for a wander up Stob Ban, which was quietly a bit of training for Jane as she hopes to walk up the Ben next month with friends. It was a lovely day with superb views across the highlands only spoilt by the insistent midge surrounding us on the summit of all places!

Boys on the summit of Stob Ban

Boys on the summit of Stob Ban

Sunday night I was straight upto Skye to meet up with Mike from Skye Guides. The plan was to guide Kim and Si over the Cuillin traverse with the aid of a mountain top bivi on the first night. We set off from Glenbrittle campsite at 6am, by 11 the guys had completed the TD Gap, Kings Chimney and the Inn Pinn – a great effort. This left no hesitation that we were going for a day traverse and skip the nights sleep midway through.

The day started bright but within minutes we were in the mist......

The day started bright but within minutes we were in the mist……

Kim loving the Inaccessible Pinnacle

Kim loving the Inaccessible Pinnacle

If you aspire to scramble on Skye this type of ground should be your bread and butter....

If you aspire to scramble on Skye this type of ground should be your bread and butter….

I have to say full credit to Kim and Si for sticking with it when the legs got heavy. We bimbled into the Sligachan for 8.30pm which concluded a very respectable 14 hours 30 minute traverse. Kim had completed the traverse a few years ago but missed out the climbs due to poor conditions, for Si however it was his first shot – what an accomplishment! A few others were out enjoying the Ridge, including Fran, Sandy and ‘Fluff;’ who also completed a day traverse making for great banter together over a pint in the ‘Slig’.

Naismiths Route - Am Basteir

The guys enjoying Naismiths Route – Am Basteir

Mike in his playground

Mike in his playground

At last the summit of Sgùrr nan Gillean. Happy faces and a view at last!

At last the summit of Sgùrr nan Gillean. Happy faces and a view at last!