Two things that I really enjoy about the work I do is meeting great people, and taking them on real adventures. The past two days have had both in abundance.
Yesterday, Andy and I took Kathryn, Tracy and their teenage kids; Noah (11), Sophie (13) and Neive (12) up Curved Ridge on Buachaille Etive Mor. The weather played ball, and the two teams flew up the best scramble of its grade in the UK. Its hugely inspiring to see such young mountaineers really getting stuck in, whilst laughing and joking all the way up (and back down). They’ve certainly got very bright mountaineering careers ahead of them!
Today, I was up in the magnificent NW Highlands, guiding Carole on An Teallach. Carole didn’t just want to bag the Munros, but the Tops as well, the total of which is ten summits. The topography of An Teallach meant that we had three major diversions from the main ridge, but fortunately, Carole is as fit as a butcher’s dog, and we completed the day, in less than ideal weather, in just over 9 hours.