The drive home went via Glencoe, a detour into Glen Etive and back over Rannoch Mor enjoying the views before following alongside Loch Lomond to Glasgow, dropping of the parents and then the mind numbing M74, M6, M5 journey back to Somerset.
Today I took the parents up the Gondola to Nevis Range where after a coffee we walked out to Sgurr Finiosgaig. After a lunch in town we walked out to Steall Falls (which I climbed a few years ago) at the end of Glen Nevis. It was a bit midgy but not too bad. Tomorrow I drop the parents at Glasgow Airport and drive home.
A stunning day with blue skies and light winds.
I had 6 candidates on the course and we spent the day navigating in and around Cwm Glas looking at contour recognition and map to ground skills.
Although it started off wet the weather improved during the day and it was a very pleasant day in the mountains.
Back out in Bridgwater Canal with my college students (second yeas this time) for some paddlesport revision before they start to look at leading some sessions. Good performance and some comitted lunges for the ball leading to a few swims.
I am now on my way to North Wales to direct a Mountain Leader Training Course
With the wind building and taking the sea state to a level that would not be conducive to good coaching, I met Beth and Sion (from the Wet and High Adventure Instructor Scheme) at AS Watersports in Exeter and used their pontoon (cheers for that) to coach from.
It was windy even there but we got some good solo canoeing and sea kayak skills done, At the end of the session Beth even managed an Eskimo Rescue so good work there.