Monday, 31 August 2009
Sunday, 30 August 2009
Sunday, 16 August 2009
Looking across to Stuc a Chroin from, err slightly north of the summit of Ben Vorlich.
Still breezy on the summit!Looking North to the Tarmachans on the left and the Lawers range on the right.
From the sumit of Ben Vorlich, we descended SW to Bealach an Dubh Choirein, before heading up to Stuc a Chroin's summit at 975m. Although it looks like a true scramblers route, there are numerous ways up, all easy, scrambly paths with short rocky sections that are not even graded (a 1/2 if at all). Scrambling isn't the Gunner's first choice of route choice, but this was excellent ground to get a feel for it and he breezed the final two thirds before stopping for a brew on the summit. We then headed back N/NW for about 600m, before locating the small cairn that marks the descent path that skirts below the Eastern crags of Ben Vorlich, and rejoins the ascent path.
Looking back up to Ben Vorlich from Ardvorlich.
Monday, 10 August 2009
Thursday, 6 August 2009
Chris is still at it, he's just had a trip cragging in Lofoten then rushed off to China on Berghaus business. Next year sees him on a celebratory trek to Annapurna to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his, Richard Grant's and Sherpa Ang Nyima's first ascent of Annapurna II (7937 metres) in 1960. (taken from UKC News)