This week had been quite varied in adventures but constant in weather. After an amazing day on my bike in the sunshine on Tuesday I had an easier day on Wednesday with some training at Three Wise Monkeys Climbing and sailing with Lochaber Yacht Club while Lucy took a small group up Ben Nevis. Yesterday I went up Ben Nevis with Victor (our springer spaniel) to climb Ledge Route and ski down Number Four Gully. Meanwhile Scott and Mark have been mountain biking with a big group of very experienced riders on the West Highland Way and Devil's Staircase.
Today I was canyoning with the top team at Active Highs in the Laggan Canyon. These guys have been running this canyon for many years now and they know it backwards. It's a great trip with lots of shoots and slides with some optional jumps. At the bottom there is a big waterfall which needs a wee abseil into a great pool in a big cauldron. There is a bird nesting in the rocks between the two cascades with hungry looking chicks in the nest. What a great week of adventures immersed in nature and unbroken sunshine!
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