I finished the week working with Richard Bentley and the 2nd year trainees at Castle Toward. Their SPA training weekend had a mixture of indoor and outdoor workshops looking and personal climbing, group climbing and abseils and lots more. Saturday was spent at Neilston quarry looking at personal climbing, abseiling and an intro to group anchor set ups. Sunday was spent at Glen Crow finishing off the group work and scenarios, a wet day!
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
17/20 August, Intro Rock and back at Castle Toward for 4 days rock climbing instruction. The August summer weather took control of this week with 2 days outside and 2 days at Ibrox climbing wall. Neilston Quarry was the venue for the 2 days outside which is a great venue for starting out, lots of D's and VD's.
10/14 August was spent on Ardgour with Pete Hill. We were assessing SML for Trainee Instructors from Aberethy Trust. A good week was had apart from the occassinal west coast summer weather, strong winds and horizontal rain, east is best......... sometimes.
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
Spent Sunday afternoon at Creag Dubh with Steve. Good relaxed time was had climbing King Bee and then Inbred. Good to see the crag quite busy with other teams on Brute, The Hill and The Force, making the most of our Scottish summer. I hadnt climbed here for some time and had a bit of a flash back when confronted with a 45' wet grass bash at the top of the 3rd pitch on King Bee. Character building!
Feels like i havent blogged for some time. Its been a busy couple of months mostly working at Glenmore Lodge. Ive had 2 rock climbing courses with only 1 day out of 10 being rained off! Not bad for a Scottish summer. This week im working on a Summer ML training course.