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Lee and Simon
Isle of Skye:Cuillin Ridge 10 miles,10,000ft of ascent approx
053b_009.jpg (20831 bytes) Lee(left)must be one of the few outdoor instructors who constantly had a roll up on the go.We had climbed several times together,and managed a little epic on Gimmer Crag in the lakes where we finished up rescueing two climbers stuck half way up "The Crack".Thanks to Lees rescue training we managed to hand winch them up in complete darkness.We got back to the car at 3.00 am We had become dehydrated and fortunately found a few tins of boddingtons in the boot.I got home at about 4.00am absolutely nackered vowing never to be a heroe rescuer again
Second attempt at the Cuillin Ridge the first year being frustrated by continual rain.Resulting in several hours tramping towards Loch Coruisk,where we camped.The next day showed no improvement in the weather so we walked down to the loch.On our return could we see that little green tent perched on the mountain side,could we heckers like.Feeling utter prats we spent ages looking for it.A lesson for anyone not to leave your tent without marking it.

This second attempt was much better,unfortunately i started comming out in a rash(sounds dodgy) and it was down to the docs and then the pub.  So its on with attempt no.3

Simon is a deceptively slim 15 stone  rugby player,who likes overtaking on single track roads,and trying to miss car ferries.He has an enormous 8 season sleeping bag which he carries everywhere packed with an Egon Ronnay cuillin kitchen pack,needless to say he can survive anything.

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