A new blog beckons . . . Wyvis Walks!

After passing the Mountain Leader Assessment last October I’ve taken the plunge and started up in business as a mountain guide.  Not a Guide – a Mountain Guide is someone who is trained to a much more technical level than I will ever be.  I’m content to be a Leader, and confine myself to un-roped guiding work.  However it seems to be normal to refer to mountain leading as mountain guiding.

Anyway, I’ve planned some guided walks for 2015, and set up a website to advertise my services:  www.wyvis.org.uk

As part of that website, I’ll be writing a blog on a fairly regular basis:  Wyvis Walks

So if you want to find out what’s happening from now on, you’ll need to link through to the new pages.

Best wishes to all

Jonathan

Advertisements
Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Summer Mountain Leader Training

Summer Mountain Leader Training

The team, having a short break on the summit of Creag an Leth-choin in the Cairngorm hills. A great week in the hills, in good company!

Image | Posted on by | Tagged | Leave a comment

Meall a’Chrathaich, 3rd June

2014-06-03_11-14-35_49

Beautiful Cladonia diversa lichen on a boulder just below the summit of Meall a’Chrathaich.  This was my 600th Marilyn, climbed with my eldest daughter Katy for company.

Posted in Hills and Hill Running | Leave a comment

Barefoot Injury

After about three months of running barefoot, I have finally acquired a minor injury. Not plantar fasciitis, or a blister. No, today I slipped on some mud, whilst running around the golf course in heavy rain.  And the result?  A nasty wee sprain on a toe. It isn’t bad enough to stop me running or walking though.

Posted in Barefoot | Leave a comment

Tinto, 14 November 2013

image

A quick raid from the main car park, reaching the top in 32 minutes. Beautiful views all round, with the setting sun low in the south-west. A great wee hill.

Posted in Hills and Hill Running | Leave a comment

Ben Nevis Hill Race 2013

Another tough run on the Ben – it never gets any easier! This time we got a view from the top – but no time to appreciate it.

image

2:22:44 was my official time – 201st out of 473 finishers, so although I’m getting slower I seem to be moving up the rankings!

Posted in Hills and Hill Running | Leave a comment

Carn Ban, 23rd July

Cloudy, until the climb up onto the shoulder of Carn Ban. Then I walked up out of the clouds into a different world. Beautiful. This photo looks south-east towards Ben Wyvis.

image

Posted in Hills and Hill Running | Leave a comment