A Memorable Year On The Hill

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A big thanks to all who’ve joined us on the hill this year, so here are a few pics to bring back some memories (or is it best to block them out… he he) – including one or two from my own personal trips as well. It’s been a great year and good to see lots of familiar faces, old friends and a bunch of new clients too – we hope you had as much fun as we did (although it has been good putting the feet up and going mountain biking this autumn – batteries are now charged again!) Guiding highlights for me,  for pure adventure and engagement, had to be Senja in Arctic Norway with David H and my April trip to Chamonix with Gerry. Senja is a dream venue with a mixture of icefalls and huge gully lines, all with a very Scottish feel but almost an alpine scale, and yes we had it to ourselves! Not an easy trip – some rough weather, no guidebooks and a real sense of isolation, but very rewarding – I’ll be back for 2 weeks this coming season, so watch this space for some pics. Gerrys trip was a special 40th treat to himself – some might call it a midlife crisis but I think Gerry enjoyed most of it, so it probably doesn’t count!  Fortunately, 2 weeks of sun got us up routes on the Tacul, Grand Cap, most of the Rouse Carrington, and The Richard Cranium Memorial route on the Droites… and a 14 hour bender in Chamonix.

Al spent a lot of his year on skis as usual – so some nice ski pics to follow soon!