I’ve been trying to get out and about as much as possible recently, its good to get some mileage in the arms and legs again before the winter season kicks off properly. Having ‘clearance’ from the physio is helping with the final confidence push, all that is left to do is get back climbing which we tried today but aborted………

Last week Andy, Dave and I walked up Stob a Choire Mheadhoin and Stob Coire Easain which are situated just West of Loch Treig. These two Munros sit around the 1100m mark so they were a good test as to whether the day would aggravate my back injury. Thankfully the day was spent without pain, a sure sign things are looking allot more positive.

Great to be back in the hills!

Great to be back in the hills!

Lots of 'freeze/thaw' going on at the moment

Lots of ‘freeze/thaw’ going on at the moment

Today Ken, Rich and I planned to go climbing on the Buachaille but there has been a huge amount of fresh snowfall and with torrential rain lashing the van windscreen at 6am this morning it was binned in favour of a little training. There were a handful of routes climbed over the weekend, as expected the majority taking place in the Cairngorms. With a big temperature fluctuation and more stormy weather this week it looks like I’ll return to training and play the waiting game a little longer.

The waiting game......

The waiting game……