Friday, 16 July 2010

Little Chamonix

Today I was working for Outward Bound Ullswater on their three week Classic Courses. They're one of the few young peoples centres that run multi pitch climbing sessions as a personal development tool. The drive down Patterdale this morning was pretty epic with torrential rain and plenty of debris in the road so we opted to head over to Shepherds Crag to gain as much shelter as possible. Once there conditions improved and by the afternoon we were bathed in sunshine. I made a couple of ascents of Little Chamonix (VD) with an international contingent - two Spaniards, one Dutch and an American. Other teams were on Brown Slabs, Donkeys Ears & Jackdaw Ridge. All in all a very successful day and a real challenge for the young people.