Saturday, 21 February 2009

Third Day On - 21st Feb 2009

Early start for the third day on to get down to the cove for low tide. This had to be a steady session as the arms were feeling it after the previous two days. 

Ali was feeling it too and the warm ups were slow and creaky!
Once I got into the swing the session was more laps on the standard traverse and the low traverse. Need to get more time to train I recon!

Ali was pulling well, making big links through to the drop down.

Ali moving towards the Fig 4

Comp Night - 20th Feb 2009

Wasn't sure that a comp was what i wanted to be doing as my second night on. Went down with a view to having an easy session on the comp problems which worked out well.
Ticked around 22 or 23 of the problems first go but stopped before the end as i was getting too tired.

Ali climbed well again, resulting in a first place in her category again!
Stayed for the prize handout which was good crack, the Climb Newcastle boys put on a good series. I just need to train a bit harder for next seasons rounds.

Climb Newcastle - 19th Feb 2009

First trip to the wall for a while. Went down with Nathan and Ali for a quick session after a busy week at work. Just needed to get the body working again!
Had an OK couple of hours on the new pink circuit. Ali and Nathan were both climbing well.
Finished off with nice hot choccy!!

Friday, 13 February 2009

Crispy temps - 10th Feb 2009.

Travelled up to Glenshee last night for a work thing! The day dawned with clear skies and sunshine, -8 on the car's thermometer. Later on I headed round for the west side and Kinlochleven, more work! Passing Laggan and on towards Loch Laggan the temps reached -11. Shame the camera was nice and warm at home!! Looking into Creag Meagaidh from a distance, the conditions were looking good. Might have to get in there soon.

Too much snow!! - 7th Feb 2009.

Travelled up to Aviemore on the Friday night with Kieron & Steve hoping for a steady Saturday in the Northern Corries but the weather had other plans! The snow started falling about an hour or so south of Aviemore, continuing all the way there and through the night. After a slightly slower start than planned we were semi up and at it to be told the road up to the car park was closed with no specific opening time. Drastic action was required so we headed into town for a big breakfast.
By lunch time the road still wasn't open so we got back in the car, tail between our legs, pointed it south and headed for home. A long way to go for a couple of beers and a big breakfast!