Sunday, 27 May 2018

Jura rock climbing. Krakow, Poland.

What wonderful rock the Jura is!

Emma getting her first experience on teh polished Jura limestone, belayed by Kacper.

Comarison of climbing grades

Kacper Tekieli and me..... 

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Lucky me, a nice stroll in the Pentlands before my flight to Krakow to spend a few days climbing in the Tatra!!

Friday, 25 May 2018

Classic scrambles in the Cairngorms

 A short drive from my house there is the wonderful Cairngorms ( Grampian Mountains).
Above is a view of Stob Coire an-t-Sneachda from the classic Fiacaille ridge

A good early summer crop of rhubarb from my garden, so I made some rhubarb and ginger jam

After Thought Arete

A fine view of the Loch Avon basin, Stac Dubha and over to Beinn Mheadhoin (1182m)

Making the most of our excellent May weather.

Andy Nisbet getting into position for some photos on classic routes, this on on my local Newtonmore crag.

My friend Jon checking out a nice climb first ascended by John Lyall (another very good pal)

With Hannah and Cara on the summit of Primrose hill

Primrose hill, very special and a great place to be on a sunny day!

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Ben Lawers

First two Munros for these fit ladies!

Ben Lawers - the tenth highest Munro - is the culminating point of the sprawling range of mountains on the north side of Loch Tay. It is one of the most popular hills in Scotland. A second Munro - Beinn Ghlas is also traversed  along the route to the popular summit of Ben Lawers.
Sandy and Jennifer on the main summit.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Wow my book came first- PREMIOTAS book award at Trento

Impromptu photo snapping with the judges - thanks a lot guys for liking our expedition book.
Here I am wt my best NOn Fiction book award wat Trento, Italy with the Italian publsher Andrea Gaddi

Book signing