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Friday, 13 June 2008

Cold and showery with snow on the tops!

That's the weekend weather forecast for you - yes it's summer!

After all the lovelly hot, dry and sunny weather Scotland has been having throughout May and early June it looks like winter will again briefly return to the Cairngorm tops.

It's been very snowy in the Alps at the moment too putting summits such as Mont Blanc out of bounds due to the deep snow and avalanche risk. Cat who was out in the Alps to climb Mont Blanc for charity with Kenton Cool climbed another 4000 metre peak, Grande Paradiso instead. I filmed Cat and Fi on Tower Ridge recently training for her charity event. It was her first ever rock climb and her first ascent of Ben Nevis - so well done. More details can be found on Fi's blog.

In east Scotland the midges were out this week in mass but fortunately we were working indoors at the Glenmore Lodge climbing wall. Apparently it got so bad that Tracey and Ian had to bin an outdoor archery session despite poor Richard being tied to the abseil tower as midge bate for Glenmore!!!

Next Tuesday we're off to the Alps and return mid September - that is if we can find and afford diesel for our campervan and the Rosyth ferry is still running!

We have a few folk climbing Mont Blanc with us and BMG guide Jonathan Preston so we'll try and keep you posted on how they get on and conditions in the Alps.
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