Island Peak preparation weekend

This weekend, I was out with father and son team of Michael and Mark, who have their sights on Island Peak (6189m) in the Everest Region of Nepal later this year.  They were after two days of tuition in the mountaineering skills required, and whilst Island Peak is classified as a trek
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Ken was in the Glen, Han was on the Ben.

A last minute phone call yesterday saw me running a ‘Summer Ropework’ Workshop, alongside Kenny, for the British Association of International Mountain Leaders AGM today.  After a quick meeting this morning, Kenny, myself and 8 IMLs headed to Scimitar Ridge, in Glen Nevis,
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Egdehog, Glen Nevis

Just back in from an evening on Wave Buttress in Glen Nevis with Scott.  This evening was my last opportunity to have a go at the Extreme Rock classic ‘Edgehog’ E3 5c, and so although I didn’t feel like I had put in the mileage this season to jump on it, decided that
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Mountaineering skills in Glen Nevis

Today was the final of a two days skills course, working for West Coast Mountain Guides, with a team from Airbus, based in Chester.  There was the option of either heading up to Stob Coire Nan Lochan in Glencoe, with the possibility of an ascent of Broad Gully, or heading into Glen Ne
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