Monday, 29 August 2011

Tiree Hi School Mountaineering trip to Glencoe day 2 and 3.

In The Lost Valley.
My team on Curved Ridge today.
Finishing the steep bits!

The weather has been mixed over the last few days but generally it has been very kind to us.
After the long, steep and often brutal ascent of Ben Starav we decided to split Sunday into two. the morning was spent exploring the Lost Valley of Glencoe and the afternoon was spent in the indoor wall looking at all things rock climbing as preparation for Mondays assault on Curved Ridge.
Monday dawned really windy but dry and by 10am it was calm. Sheltered from the NW we had a lovely sunny day climbing on the Curved Ridge.
A fantastic few days with a strong bunch of young people. Considering it was for most, their first time in the hills it has been a major achievement! HPL offers mountaineering trips to all ages, groups and abilities. Their Classic scrambles trips offer the chance to ascend some of Scotland's finest mountains by slightly steeper ways than the normal paths in areas such as Glencoe and on the Skye Ridge.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

A fine day on Ben Starav today.

The pupils from Tiree Hi School have returned again for their annual mountaineering long weekend in Glencoe.
Today, day 1. We ascended Ben Starav in Glen Etive, a steep brutal ascent of over a 1000m.The ascent was made by all the students, an amazing achievement considering that they had never been above 100m before!
Tomorrow's weather doesn't look good, but we are hoping to get a scramble in with the group.

Friday, 26 August 2011

North Buttress in Glencoe today.

Adrian and I had great weather, great views and great climbing on North Buttress on Buachaille Etive Mor today.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Roddy's Coasteering Stag party.

Stag Party go Coasteering today.

A huge swell was running today which made for exciting times for Roddie's Stag party!
We went coasteering at Easdale which was catching an unusually large swell!
Jumping, swimming, climbing, traversing all added up to a fun and challenging coasteering trip.
HPL run coasteering trips and coasteering skills training courses throughout the year.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Canongate Youth Project on Tiree.

Coasteering, always a favorite first activity!
Outdoor Learning.
The Gang enjoying the sunshine.
This week HPL have been working with a Youth Work project form Edinburgh. HPL have been working and running residentials for this project for over 15 years and this week was just such fun. The young people were excellent and the weather for the most part was kind to us!
Back to Mull and Tavool House Outdoor Centre this week! For more information on the Roses Project Residentials call us on 01631710317 or