There seems to be some concern that I dont actually work. I have been a little concerned about this myself recently and actually did a bit of work last week. This was right before Hannah and I set off on a climbing road trip down to her mums wedding and back. Today we are in pembroke waiting for the rain to stop so thought I would squeeze in a quick blog from the weeks leading up to our road trip. Again, I should have taken photos of the bad stuff like laying concrete in the rain with Bob or paddling round a quarry with some 10years olds from Renfrewshire but I just forgot to get my camera out. Lots of climbing photos from around the UK to follow but for now…..
I left Ardachy house early one morning – had to stop as I drove out of the driveway to take this. The always changing view to Jura
I headed off to meet Ruaridh and the one and only Sandy Norval for some routes on the South Wall of Garbh Bheinn in Ardgour. Sandy had been back in the uk from india for about 26hours at this point – seen here seconding “Scimitar” (VS 4c)
A few days later Hannah and I drove to Glasgow and managed to get a quick route in on the amazing etive slabs, Hannah belaying here on “Vein Rouge” (HVS5a) – its been a while since i climbed on the slabs and had a bit of a “moment” 30feet above my gear on the last pitch!
So far the road trip has been brilliant, getting sandbagged off routes in Northumberland, blown off crags in Yorkshire and visiting old haunts in the Lakes. Then a wonderful couple of days with Clare and Daj watching them get married and climbing in Swanage with them and now on the road…. lots more fun and climbing to be had till we are both back at work in just less than 2 weeks.