Saturday, 31 March 2018

Interesting times but too busy

Emma Svensson going through the basic of Jumaring on fixed ropes as she is planning yet another adventure

Torridon - I just love this place.

almost arriving at Kathmandu

Catching up with Lhakpa Rangdu, one of my climbing companion on the Mazeno ridge  of Nanga Parbat while visiting Ruddy Gurung at AIMS Nepal.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Rock climbing - from indoor to outdoor

It was  stormy day on Cairngorm today so rather than being blown around in the gale we drove to the Moray Coast for some traditional climbing skills. Peter belaying  Luke as he climbs up at Cummingston.

Peter belayed by Luke on his first outdoor lead.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Cairngorms winter climbing courses- with Sandy Allan Team Ascent

Peter in front Luke not far behind!

At the belay stance

Wonderful second last pitch

Outstanding views on the walk back to our car

Nice ski days in Alpendorf.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Hamish MacHardy, intrepid explorer and son of Jennifer MacHardy

Today I received and inspirational email , I am touched: - here it is -

Dear Mr Allan,
My 8 year old son, Hamish, met you in Pitlochry when you spoke about your book. Today he has gone to school dressed as your good self carrying your book!
Many thanks for your inspiring talk.
Best wishes
Jennifer MacHardy

I had given a lecture covering my life and times on the first ascent of the Mazino Ridge of Nanga Parabt at the Winter Words Festival which held at the Pitlochry Festival Theartre. A huge thank you to Hamish and Jennifer for this!!!