Great days in the sun, early starts and searches continue for the missing climbers. Great efforts by all.

The boys had a special day on An Teallach yesterday poor Pete now a Munro bagger after all these years as a climber. This classic ridge gave them everything from snow, ice, dry rock and even the crampons on in places! It was as Pete says an incredible day for both of them. Pete was with “Big smiling Al Barnyard” ( Alba ) it sound magnificent and the views and fun they had made me so jealous! Lucky guys!

The wonder of the Mountains Photo

The wonder of the Mountains Photo Pete Greening.

Pete is heading back to Cornwall after a great few weeks and he has had some great weather and days. He has plans to get back in the summer so hopefully I will be fit by then! Thanks for all the laughs Pete and the lurgy you brought me! Safe trip
Back to the land of hot rock, surf and tourists!! My mate Dan has also been out and away early and has great conditions in the Cairngorms before the sun is up. It is a great time of year but beware of the sun and falling rocks and cornices as the spring sun does its work. He also said that the snow was rock hard on descents and you have to take care.

Take care still hard snow about, descending to Sgur Fiona Photo Al Barnard.

Take care still hard snow about, descending to Sgur Fiona Photo Al Barnard.

I noticed that the Mountain Rescue  teams were out again in the Cairngorms and Ben Nevis still looking for the missing walkers. These are incredible efforts by all the Mountain Rescue Teams and other agencies. My thoughts are with them and of the families of those missing and pray for them being found soon.

I am taking it easy still not great but a bit better than last week and will hopefully manage the long drive to Ayr to my sisters funeral! It will be a difficult week but thanks for all the kindness and support it was greatly appreciated, it amazes me every day.

About heavywhalley.MBE

Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist
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2 Responses to Great days in the sun, early starts and searches continue for the missing climbers. Great efforts by all.

  1. liathfear says:

    with kind respects for your sisters funeral

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