Springing into summer with Scottish Rock Climbing and Scrambling June 2018

Winter came to an end and we were straight into the rock. What a Spring and summer it has been. Apart from a few days in May when Claire and I dodged the rain but still managed to get a few routes done its been almost perfect. A week in the Lake District saw Josias leading both on bolts and trad rock as well as doing many classic climbs. Skye has also prooved to be a popuar destination and we have had many great days out and dry bivis. Last week Gary and Rob ticked off all 12 Skye Munros completing the southern end of the ridge with a rather chilly night with temperatures dropping below zero and a blanket of snow on the highest summits.  A couple of days in the Peak with Janet and Jo after speaking at the DIMM advanced course was a leveler as far as grades were concerned Why do Severes feel like VS’s on the grit. This was followed by a couple more days in the Lakes climbing Little Chamonix and getting summit fever at Kendal wall with Mark and Darrin. Raymond and I also took in the classic climbs of Kings Chimney and Naismiths route  on the Cuillin ridge but perhaps the most memorable climb this season was with Sue and John as we thrutched our way up the TD gap. So all in all an excellent start to the summer. Thank you to all my clients that have made this one of the best Springs ever.

In August APM will be off to Killimanjaro before a third Rum and Skye trip in September and Cholatse with Jagged Globe in the Autumn.

There is one place available on the Rum and Skye trip and places available on Cholatse http://www.jagged-globe.uk. Please get in touch if your interested.

APM is already taking bookings for the winter nd this year I shall be running some sun and rock in Calpe Spain

Perched on a belay