Rubber glove day
What a contrasting weekend! Yesterday was sunny and calm, and today was, well, wet. But the wind and rain wasn't going to put Guanyu off climbing Ben Nevis. Full of enthusiasm, she also wanted to learn about some basic navigation techniques along the way so we took every opportunity to chat about ways to keep track of our position on the route, checking off different features and some contour interpretation. Even if you're on a path with good visibility these are good habits to get into.
We made excellent time in very poor conditions, but the summit was no place to be hanging around today. The temperature has certainly dropped over the last week, and it looks like a pretty mixed bag for the rest of the month. Autumn is definitely just around the corner!
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