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Friday, 30 May 2008

News update - great May weather in Scotland

Over the past few weeks the weather has been great for rock climbing though work commitment with several school and activity groups prevented us from doing much personal climbing until recently.
Last week we were over in the west enjoying the rock climbing in Glen Nevis and on Ben Nevis.
A busy holiday weekend and a very busy Saturday afternoon and evening for the rescue services who seem to have been operating a helicopter shuttle service on Ben Nevis as people got into difficulty.
We were camped in Glen Nevis and it reminded us of the campsite next to the hospital in Chamonix with the constant buzz of helicopters!
On Saturday Fi was shadowing Al H of the Ice Factor on Tower Ridge. On Sunday we climbed in Glen Nevis and on Monday Fi took Cat up Tower Ridge in preparation for her charity climb on Mont Blanc with Kenton Cool.
It was an absolutely stunning alpine like day with climbers on all of the big classc Ben Routes such as Minus Buttress Direct, Centurian, Observatory Ridge and more.
I took the opportunity of recording it all on video using three cameras as the batteries ran down or the memory cards were used up as we climbed up Tower Ridge...!
Anyway I've now got over 6 GB of video to edit down to under ten minutes and at some point upload onto YouTube!
More details and a photos can be found on Fi's blog at http://www.marmotte.co.uk/blog/diary
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