Archive for October, 2010

Tasmania Dry Rock and Sun

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Well the weather in Tasmania is pretty good just now, but by all accounts it’s cold and wet in Scotland with some snow on the hills to look forward to. Anyone considering an outdoor holiday should consider this Australian island state. So far we have been rock climbing on solid Granite sea cliffs in the Freycinet National Park. Easy access and all grades to go for from around Severe upwards. White Water Wall is the place to head for as a good starter. We climbed four routes there yesterday from around Severe to HVS 5a. Slabs, crimps and meaty jamming cracks, all on ‘trad’ gear. Take 60m ropes and you will gain the top of the crag in one pitch.
Today we climbed on Lassies Wall. Shorter climbs with a selection of grades, all good stuff.

Hot and Sticky

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Not exactly the ‘Witches Trail’ and really Tropical, rather than Polar Maritime. En-route to some dry and sunny rock in Tasmania. Watch this space!

Autumn inversion on Ben Cruachan

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Thanks to Eddie Waltham for these two photos, taken on Ben Cruachan, mid-week. The cloud top was at 1000metres and Eddie was in dreich, damp mist until he broke through to this wonderful warm view. Quite rightly he spent an hour or so soaking up the warmth and special views atop the sea of cloud.

Thanks Eddie

Ben Cruachan

Ben Cruachan

Warm and Dry

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Today in Glen Nevis it was about as good as it gets for rock climbing. Dry rock, Autumn colours and NO MIDGES!!! More of the sameĀ  conditions forecast for the coming week.

Dry in Glen Nevis

A fine Autumn day in Glen Nevis

Fine weather arriving

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Moody in Glen Etive

At the moment it is unusually mild as a south-east airstream washes across Britain towards the Western Highlands. Very fine but a little cooler weather is forecast for the near future.