Wednesday, 18 March 2009
An outsanding day at work!
I have had the most fantastic day climbing with two nice people who discovered how exhilarating it is to climb and be free in Scotland's wonderful mountains. Here are Mark and Helen climbing the Runnel (Grade 11**) Coire An T Snechda. They were recording for BBC Radio Scotland and well, we had an ace time! How wonderful life is, we must remember not to miss or waste even a second of it! The Runnel was first climbed around Easter 1946. The first route recorded in this corrie was Pygmy Ridge climbed in 1904 by Harold Raeburn, with W Gordon, G Almond and A Roth... there have been many wonderful climbing days in the coire ever since! The first route ever recorded in this area was Pinnacle Ridge in Gleann Einich in the summer of 1902 by H Lawson and H Raeburn. In those days it was easier to get to Gleann Einich rather than Cairngorm... how the ski road has changed things around!